So last night, I capped off a perfect 4th of July holiday weekend by making my annual visit to the ball park to catch a Saints game.
Usually, I drop the family off and then have three nice peaceful hours of quiet all to my self. Sigh. That’s the real reason I’m such a huge fan of the game. But… last night I needed to see my Mini Fan in action.
As some of you may have read before, Cole took to following around the St. Paul Saints Super Fan around last year, copying his outfit and basically imitating everything he did. Turned out, Super Fan loves having a Mini Fan around, and so, the duo was born.
Last night was Super Fan night at the Saints, and Super Fan presented Cole with a brand spanking new Mini Fan matching shirt. In the past, Cole just wrote the words "Mini Fan" on a white tee with a Sharpie. But no more. He has never looked more official.
One of the great things about Saints’ games is that the ball park is a "No Wave Zone". You are not allowed to do the Wave at a Saints game. Instead, you do the Roller Coaster with Super Fan. He comes around (with Mini in tow) and tells the crowd exactly how it’s going to go down. Everyone lifts their hands in the air, then brings them down to their laps, and says, "CLICK!" Then, everyone follows Super Fan’s lead as he says, "Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick." as if the roller coaster is making it’s way up a really big assed hill. Then, at the top, Super and Mini Fans throw their hands up in the air to simulate the coaster on its way down, and the crowd follows.
But before the crowd is allowed to start, Super Fan asks Mini to measure the crowd to see if they’re tall enough for the ride:
(Notice the tiny little yardstick Mini is holding? Nice.)
Then it looks a bit like this:
If Super and Mini lean to one side, so does the crowd.
They usually just do section by section, but last night, being Super Fan night, was special. Super and Mini went out to the field to lead the entire stadium in one ginormous roller coaster ride.
Followed by what is possibly my favorite part of Super and Mini’s whole shtick: Mini Fan throws up after each ride.
I just couldn’t be any prouder of the fact that I gave birth to the Mini Fan. Seriously.