But a couple of weeks ago, I won a pair of tickets for the Crystal Palace v Sunderland game, and decided that we would go without my Dad (sorry Dad!)
When I told Chester, he was so excited! He could not wait to get to the grounds and see what being at a real live match was like, and I could not wait to show him!
Having spent lots of my Childhood at Selhurst Park, it was great for me to be able to take Chester. I have to admit I had a lump in my throat when we got there, Chester was in awe of it, he was amazed.
We had fantastic seats, four rows from the front, it was pretty packed out, but the steward let us sit on the front row for the second half so even better!
Sadly, Crystal Palace didn't do us proud. In fact they didn't play very well at all. Chester is a very competitive boy, so of course was not happy about this! At one point he said he really needed to get on the pitch and help them out! I explained to him that you can't always win, and Crystal Palace are a fine example of this! He needs to get used to the roller coaster ride that his passion for football will take him on! He seemed to understand, and by the time we got home he had accepted the loss and was talking about his next trip to Selhurst Park! He asked if we could come to every match! I wish we could, I think I have started something here!
Do your children like football?