I’m always on the hunt for things to do as a family. I don’t do this casually, I am quite obsessed. I started Families Against Boredom on Facebook to share my obsessive searching with others. I am mulling around future plans to make it more. I’ll save that for another post. Feel free to check out the Facebook Group, join if you live in Vancouver, I’m sure you’ll benefit and enjoy. https://www.facebook.com/groups/216413855139295/
Anyways I bought tickets to Sesame Street Live! My daughter rarely watches is so this past week I tried to get her to watch the show so she’d be somewhat familiar. We watched one full episode. Oh well. Its a concert and that usually gets her excited. But I grew up watching Sesame Street:
I learned to count to 12 with the pinball game song
Grover taught me about near and far
And I learned to read by sounding out letters to make words like Hooootttt Doooogggg
I could go on an on. Sesame Street is forever engrained in my psyche.
I was excited about getting there early to hit the Playzone. OVERRATED or not at all what I expected – There were about a dozen cut out characters that you could take your photo beside. I have no patience for pushy parents and seeing how my daughter wasn’t impressed with them either we went to our floor seats.
Great seats Centre stage row 4. I’ve rarely had such good seats for any adult concert. Whoo hooo! The lights dim lightly and the show starts. I thought this was a good way to help little ones adjust to a theatrical show.
And the show began! I’m not going to lie, my heart rate increased the second I saw Bert and Ernie. It was like I was 5 years old again at my cousins house in the basement on a Saturday morning – nothing else mattered. There was Bert, Ernie, Big Bird, Grover, the Count and Cookie Monster. I wanted to jump up and wave and tell them they made life good. I wanted to hug them and thank them for making me feel safe – they were my childhood.
The show was cute , it had a good theme, and fun dance routines. It might have been a little long because the last ten minutes of the show I was surrounded by chorus of meltdowns (although the cotton candy vendors made a killing at intermission so i’m sure there sugar crashes didn’t help the 2nd half of the show). I would have liked more familiar songs but then maybe the songs I know are ..dare I say …OLD… I mean there were characters I didn’t know who they were (Abby, Rosita, Zoe and Baby Bear). And I wanted to see Snuffleupagus (he’s real now you know!)
Overall – good times were had by all three of us.