Monday, May 9, 2011

Sesame Street Live

Wednesday I took Maggie to see the traveling live-action Sesame Street show. On our way there I explained to her what we were going to see, but I'm positive she didn't get it. Still too young to understand the concept of the theater or a live TV show, I suppose. She did, however, understand the fact that every child (and/or parent--even dads!) was wearing or holding something with Elmo or another character on it. Grown men in Elmo shirts. For real. Right when we got there the 15-minute warning from the voice of Big Bird told us it was time to find our seats. Maggie shouted Big Bird, Big Bird, Big Bird! and intently looked around at the empty stage and semi-full audience trying to find him. Big Bird!? Maggie has always been an Elmo girl so I have no idea where this Big Bird fascination came from. A new thing I guess. Or maybe, this just dawned on me, Big Bird's familiar voice from the loud speaker helped her realize we were somewhere special and about to see something fun? Anyway, once the show started Maggie lit up as each of the characters, particularly Elmo and Grover and Cookie Monster, arrived on stage.  Anyway, she did really well, smiling wide-eyed and dancing and jumping along with the cast for the first 45 minutes. Then came a quick 15-minute intermission before the last 30 minutes of the show. And that was when she started getting squirmy. Not squirmy enough to leave, but she couldn't decide if she wanted to sit on my lap, sit in her own chair (which I had to hold down because she wasn't strong enough to keep it from closing on her like a taco), or stand up and dance. Back and forth from one to the other for the last 30 minutes. She had a ball and was still talking about Big Bird and Elmo and Ernie on the way back to the car.

3 Super Awesome Commenters Said:

Loren said...

Sounds super fun!

mom said...

What a blast for her!

Anonymous said...

Maggie has one super mom to do all these good things with her.