My baby, who is 13, gets super rad discounted tickets to San Diego’s Broadway shows throughout the school year. It is considered a field trip, and I highly highly highly enjoy these field trips.
The other night we were fortunate enough to go see Cinderella on stage. Now.. it wasn’t my favorite show of all time. (1000 cool points if you know what is) But anytime I am able to participate in Art, I am thankful. Miss H wasn’t so thankful.
I can only hope that my continued efforts in showing her different forms of Art will one day bear some fruit.
Alas, my sweet introvert did not want to go out in the rain. To sit in a theater with loads of strangers. And to watch people dance and sing on stage. I mean, I don’t know why not?? 😉 But, sometimes Mammas have to know when to push a little, and when to pull back. Because our tickets were already paid for, and they were a heck of a good deal, I pushed a little. And I bought her some whole30-ish snacks for the theater so we wouldn’t be tempted by the concession stand. She sat pretty solemnly through the show. She didn’t clap once. But she was there. So I’m going to call that a win.
There was a time I didn’t know that I would get to have these experiences, so I’m going to forge ahead and make memories with my sweet, if not a tad stubborn, girl. And by all that is good and right, I will continue to take her to the theater for as long as I have breath, and the funds to do so.