Friday, February 15, 2008


Yes, you have to scream it. Preferably in that "Mon*ster Truck Jam" voice - no idea what the right adjective would be for that voice.

I can honestly say that I never thought I would go to a Mon*ster Truck Jam.

But, as you might imagine, Little Man was in little boy heaven. And WeaverDad was not far behind.

To sum up Little Man's take on the whole experience, here is our conversation as we were walking out to the car:

Me: What was your favorite part?
LM: You know!
Me: No, I don't know. What was it?

Punkin enjoyed it too, but I think she was glad when it was over.

One of WeaverDad's friends got us free tickets to a "pit party" before the show, where we got to walk around in on the arena floor where the Monster Trucks were and the crush cars. It was worth going early for - Little Man got to touch a crush car!

Waiting to go in:
(The ear phones were to block the noise. We were warned to take earplugs and I am so glad!)

At the pit party, in front of one of the more famous trucks - Grave Digger.

Showing off before all the action:
Racing: They lined them up in the same spots and they had to race up the ramp, over the crush cars and the first one to hit the ground won.
I couldn't find a better picture of it but the one in the back is the Ninja Turtle truck. It's body was the most unique - shaped like a turtle's shell.

This was how Little Man looked through most of the show.
He was staring and staring! I couldn't hear him because of the noise and the earplugs, but WeaverDad said he was very concerned about the big van in the middle of the arena and "why was no one crushing it??" At the very end, Grave Digger finally bounced on its top and crushed it, and WeaverDad said he could see Little Man visibly relax.

I didn't notice that the van wasn't crushed, and I totally missed that Grave Digger bounced on it at the end. Shows how much I know, huh?

The most animated he became during the show was during the motorcross demonstration. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that watching the motorcycles go up a straight-up ramp and do their tricks and flip over made my stomach hurt. I wanted to grab my Little Man and tell him that he is NEVER doing that.

But, he loved it. Absolutely loved it. And I'm glad we went. *


Marcus said...

And I thought that things like that only went on here in the South...........

Michelle said...

I am so glad my boys weren't sitting over my shoulder (like they usually do when I'm blogging)to see that. They want to go to a Truck Jam sooooooo bad.

I am making a mental note about hearing protection....just in case!

I love watching little boys at 'boy' events. Just the picture of your Little Man watching so intently warmed my heart! I'm glad you went too.

Momma Roar said...

Q and E found the pictures to be AWESOME!!! :-D


MorningSong said...

Such fun!! The kind of fun a boy can really enjoy!! The loud, crashing, destructive kind!


Christy said...

You are such a cool mom.

I think I will let Clay have all the joy and take Layton to those things...

LOL ;)

sahmqueen said...

Not only are you are brave. Now they will want to go all the time. hahaha. Your son will always remember how you shared something with him that brought him joy.