Saturday, December 14, 2013
I don't really think of myself as a "Monster Jam" kind of a girl. Nor do I think of my family as "Monster Jam" fans. But when I asked my kids if they wanted to go to the monster truck rally, the teenager said, "Go without me" (he's 16--we get this a lot), the 7 year old wanted to look at a video and when she saw pink trucks, she was all in.
The one who surprised me the most was the 11 year old--the one with autism--where the conversation went like this:
Nathan: Is it a Monster Truck show?
Me: Yes, it's called Monster Mash or Monster something...
Nathan: Do you mean Monster Jam?
Me: Yes, that's the right name.
Nathan: Well, that's the most famous one, if you can get tickets for us, we should go.
Since then, he's told me we need to take his earplugs (no kidding!!) and he asked if we can give away our tickets if it's too scary to go. I told him no, we have to go for at least a little bit so I can post a review of the day. He's deemed that he must attend for 30 minutes and then we decide if he's handling the noise well or not. If not, we agreed to leave. I'm stunned that he's going to give this a go. I never thought of all the kids that NATHAN would say yes. Just a testimony to how much he has worked to overcome and how hard he tries to do everything (and more) that any other non-autistic person would do. I think once he's there he's going to love it...I'm a little more worried about me. So we're going to give it a whirl and see what the kids think.
About the show: Mid-America Center, Jan. 2-5 Welcome to Monster Jam, an incredible family-friendly experience starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam monster trucks. These twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over and smash through. Monster Jam provides massive entertainment tailored perfectly for your family's budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the hearts of both young and old.
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Disclosure: I will receive free tickets in exchange for a review of the Monster Jam.