When we arrived she being her little observant self asked questions about everything from lights, screen projectors, why the doors were closed at the beginning to what were the lattices on either side of the stage. She wanted to know where was the Wicked Witch. She wanted to know why the lights went low, when will they come back on. Why was there a tree on stage. What were those things on the ceiling. She wondered why there was a box of tissue on the floor in front of us. It is amazing how much she notices.
The intermission came after one and a half hours (8:30) and since she is normally in bed by 8, I thought she would be ready to go home. But she really wanted to stay and so we did. The show ended at 10pm. She loved every minute of it! She got home and stayed up until well past 11, lying in her bed. Maybe it was the M&Ms or maybe it was the excitement of a special time with Mom.
She informed as we left the theatre that when she gets older she will do her own show of The Wizard of Oz. The only differences is that her Dorothy would wear the blue dress and high heeled ruby slippers. She would also open the doors so that people wouldn't have to wait to get in. She would have a rest in the middle just like this show though. She thought it was cool to take a break and buy some M&Ms during the intermission. She said she would be Dorothy and she would drag Ryan on stage to be the Tin Man. Mommy and Daddy couldn't be in the show because they had to sit in the chairs off stage.
It is so exciting as Ari gets older to start to do the Mommy and Daughter times. We both LOVED spending time together and look forward to the next time!
Ryan and Daddy had fun too! They cleaned up debris in the yard and then played Broom Hockey. Ryan woke up telling and first thing started talking all about how he and Daddy went outside and hit a ball with a stick into a net. Then he said it got dark.