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Monday, July 6, 2009

Mama Braggin' Monday - The Theater

Mondays are the day of the week that I shamelessly brag on my kids here on the blog. Join me if you like. I'd love to see what awesome things your kids are up to. I am no longer adding the Mr. Linky, but please leave a comment and brag on your kids. Or you can brag on mine. Either way.


I got a call from one of my sisters last Monday that she wanted to give me and my kids a special birthday present. She wanted to send the three of us to see "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at the Fair Park Music Hall (in the Dallas Summer Musicals line-up).

Now if it had been just about any other musical, I'd have said that Nathan would not dig it. But "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"? The same as the movie that he watched non-stop between our house and Destin making our car a virtual "All Chitty All The Time" station? Oh yeah, he was going to go see it.

But with a temperamental four year old there is always that nagging feeling and question in the back of your head, "Will he be able to do it?"

The answer? A resounding, "YES!"

Here we are in the foyer of the Music Hall.

And here is my stash of contraband that got us through a good bit of the musical.

The three of us had such a good time and I have to brag on both of my kids here.

With Nathan's recent obsession with the movie, Sarah has been pretty much "out" on "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." But we convinced her that it would be different from the movie and that the seeing it in the theater would be a completely different experience. And it was. She was a trooper even though it wouldn't have been her first choice and ended up having a wonderful time and enjoying the musical.

Nathan did so well during the performance. He was mesmerized most of the time. And, while I had to remind him to be mindful of his feet to not accidentally kick the chair in front of him (and I had to remind the lady in front of him that he is only four and doing the best he can so that she would stop glaring at us with any little bump), there was not a great amount of squirming, talking, or anything you would expect from a four year old boy. There was a bit of dancing to some of the music as we sang along (because after the Destin trip, we all have them all memorized).

The musical itself was incredible. My sister had taken her boys to see it and as we talked about it she said that she almost started to cry when Chitty started to fly... I had to admit that I did cry; but I cried when I saw the castle for the first time at both Disneyland and Disney World, so this wasn't really surprising.

It was a fun show and a great one to take my kids to as I continue introduce theater to them in fun ways. If it comes to a city near you, I give it a definite thumbs up and would call it a "must-see" for you and your children.


Beckypdj said...

I have a "movie" purse. I can get lots of contraban in it and avoid that expensive stuff they sell at the concesssion stand.

Congratulations on a squirm free theater experience!