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THIS MAMA'S LIFE - TAKING MY SON TO HIS FIRST FOOTBALL MATCH

CAN I TAKE MY BABY TO A FOOTBALL MATCH? OF COURSE YOU CAN


I’ve been a football fan all my life.
My team of choice? Manchester City, long before the money was pumped into the club.
Yes, I’ve followed the Blues from Maine Road to the Etihad Stadium and beyond. With City the main hobby for me, I knew that one day I would pass this onto any children I may have. After mulling it over since the day he was born, back in May 2015 when he was seven months old, I felt the time was right to introduce my son, Vincent, to his first football match.
The timing of this was a source of contention from long before he was born. How early would be too early? When is deemed socially acceptable to take a baby to the football? I think I was paranoid and concerned as to how he would behave for a period of 90 minutes in a very public arena. I was worried about the possibility that, despite the fact he is a very happy baby, he would continuously cry, leading to collective moans, groans and glares from the fans …

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