Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Down on Broadway

Oh, how I do love Broadway plays.

I got the husband on board when we visited New York in 2008. We saw a production of Shrek. The small, old theatre was filled with small children but it was my husband who was knee-slapping throughout the show. He was hooked. We left that matinee and went to a second play, Chicago. We got to watch Ashley Simpson play Roxie.

Last night we took the girls to see Beauty and the Beast in Louisville. It was a beautiful production of the timeless classic.
The eldest girl saw her first play when she was nine. I took her to see Chicago in Louisville. She loved the movie as much as I did. But her favorite production is Wicked – she’s seen it twice.

Broadway is a must for children. Even the boy loved Wicked – after asking during intermission if they were going to sing all the way through the second half.

I think the experience opens their eyes to a whole new world, especially in an avatar/computer world, real life beauty, dance, music and theater

is something they all should experience. It feeds the senses and broadens horizons.

In other Thomas Family business:

The eldest girl has decided what she wants to be when she grows up. A speech pathologist. Yes, this is the child who was voted “Most Quietest” in 7th and 8th grade for yearbook superlatives.

This a far cry from her 3-year-old dreams of being the “Coke fixer at McDonalds,” which she proclaimed from her car seat one day while glaring at the machine filling drinks. Her brother announced in a pageant that he wanted to be the “Pizza cutter boy,” when he grew up. Middle girl never got a say, she was told by eldest girl she would be the French fry fixer at Captain D’s because she liked their fries the best, and needed an inside connection to free fries. They had it all planned out at the ages of 4, 5, and 7. It’s good to be the age where your job isn’t about the money but about the perks.

My sister Kylee decided she could never work at Wal-Mart at the age of 8. She said, “They are open 24 hours a day! I would never get to go home.” She assumed if the doors were open, you are to be working.

Quote of the Day: I NEVER run with scissors! Actually, those last two words were unnecessary.

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