by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
Recently my husband and son had an unforgettable night at Citi Field – they got to watch the Padres vs. Mets game, sleep in sleeping bags on the soft grass in the outfield, eat great ballpark food and enjoy some father-son bonding time.
They arrived at Citi Field in the afternoon and set up their sleeping bags. They picked up a free Mets-inspired pillow from Bedgear. My husband loved using it and thought it was really comfortable.
Some fans were setting up their tents:
There was some downtime until dinner. It was fun to play ball on the beautifully manicured grass.
Dinner was awesome! It was hosted by Metropolitan Hospitality and you could get all the pizza, hot dogs, salad, ice cream, soft drinks and juice you wanted!
After dinner there was some time to play.
The absolute highlights of the event were sitting in the dugout, making a call to the bullpen and, of course, meeting Mr. & Mrs. Mets.
When the game started everyone got settled into their sleeping bags and tents to watch the game on the Citi Vision board.
Although the Mets lost to the Padres 6-0 my son still had fun and was able to stay up until 10pm, about halfway through the game.
After the game ended there was a screening of Angels in the Outfield. Later in the night, after everyone was asleep it started to drizzle so my husband scooped up our son and took him indoors to wait until it clears. What to do in the meantime? How about some delicious snacks sponsored by Dunkin Donuts? I typically don’t let me son eat in the middle of the night, especially dessert, but it was a special occasion.
Very early in the morning everyone woke up and since my husband was exhausted and ready to sleep in his own bed he quickly grabbed some bagels from the buffet (also sponsored by Dunkin Donuts) and headed home, where he and my son got to snooze in the comfort of their beds for a couple more hours. It was an unforgettable night and a really unique experience for both father and son. My son said it was the best night in his life and the first time he’s had a best night in his life!
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Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for thirteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 7, 5 and 1) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.