Andy came home from Play Day at Midway Stadium this afternoon and aside from acknowledging that he’d had fun, didn’t offer many details. That’s his style these days, rolling his eyes if I ask too many questions, occasionally asserting his right to plead the Fifth. I understand; he’s growing up. Luckily, I can remember taking him to Play Day two summers ago when he was still my t-balling kindergartener.
His little sisters came along for the ride. While their brother honed his swing, the girls enjoyed the inflatables, jungle gym and other fun activities on the field. Emily has since declared that she’s not interested in baseball, but Olivia may have inherited her dad’s pitching arm.
There are opportunities for games both organized and pickup. And they aren’t limited to baseball – Andy let it slip today that he also played soccer, kickball and frisbee. Finally, I managed to coax an admission that the Saints’ mascot, Mudonna, took the field to hang out with the kids. One of these days I’ll have to learn to be content with what I can get.
For the Files: The last Play Day at Midway for 2012 was August 6. Should the program continue next year, it typically runs select summer Mondays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Midway Stadium, 1771 Energy Park Drive St. Paul, MN. Admission is $5 per child, adults free.
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