Back in the day, our oldest son, Caleb used to be OBSESSED with Monster Jam. Like more than obsessed. Is there anything more than obsessed?
He was first introduced to Monster Jam when he was about 3 years old. This was when we noticed something was seriously different about this kid. He would spend hours and hours outside drawing monster trucks with chalk, labeling them, and writing out the driver's names. That's right, folks. At 3! He knew every truck, every driver's name, and you absolutely couldn't say that Dennis Anderson drove Monster Mutt or something ridiculous like that. You were not allowed to match the wrong driver with the wrong car. You would be super sorry for that!
Que this mom thinking my child was some kind of weirdo/genius combo. It turns out, he is Autistic, so that makes a lot of sense.
Anyway, I say all that just to let you know that he was into it hard core from about 3 to about 9. We went to all the Monster Jam shows that came to Houston. We even took our family vacation to Las Vegas the year he turned 7 because Monster Jam World Finals was on his birthday there that year. We met all the drivers. It was so worth it.
He has kind of let that go over the past 3 or 4 years. But this year....it's back.
We got some great seats and took the boys to see Monster Jam at NRG Stadium last weekend.
We had fun, but didn't know any of the trucks. They were all new. Wait, I take that back. We knew Gravedigger and Monster Mutt Dalmation. It was sad not to see Max D, Superman, TMNT, Escalade, El Toro Loco, Avenger, and all the others we had grown so accustomed to.
But we had fun. These kids were happy, and we had some family fun time.