My son was never much into characters. He preferred plain clothing as opposed to the little boy fashions plastered with Spider Man, Cars and other super heroes. He has chosen to dress as different animals for the past several years as opposed to the usual trademark characters. His favorite place to shop is the office supply store and his preferred genre of books is non-fiction. Needless to say, we politely declined when our friends asked us to join them for Disney on Ice or Sesame Street Live.
Then my daughter came along.
Let’s just say she is nearly the complete opposite of everything I’ve described above. She is passionate about princesses in whatever form they are presented. She is passionate about Blue’s Clues. She is passionate about My Little Pony. Her first choice at the library is usually something featuring Barbie or Tinkerbell and she is only excited about office supplies when they can be used to draw whiskers on her face when Mom is not looking.
For a while, she was passionate about Elmo. It just so happened that Sesame Street Live came to town amidst the height of this passion. So, for the first time in five years of parenting, my husband and I took a reluctant five-year old and an exuberant two-year old to see giant television characters dance and sing. It was a big hit!
My daughter was delighted to see her favorite Sesame Street characters in person. She spent the entire time completely enthralled with the show. She even got up to dance and sing. He won’t admit it, but my son had a pretty good time, too. Being that my husband and I both grew up on Sesame Street, we enjoyed sharing these characters with our kids and even did a little singing ourselves. (Don’t tell anyone, but I even teared up a little at the end when it was time for “Sing”. Ah, memories.)
Sesame Street Live is really a “must see” for any young Sesame Street enthusiast.
What to Do:
- Sesame Street Live! Can’t Stop Singing at the Cox Convention Center. $11 & up plus fees. Friday, 10:30am & 7pm; Saturday, 10:30am, 2pm & 5:30pm; Sunday, 1pm & 4:30pm. www.sesamestreetlive.com.
Don’t forget to get there early to play in the Play Zone area outside the arena. Sit in Big Bird’s nest, twirl in Zoe’s dance studio, sit on the steps of 123 Sesame Street and more. Admission to the Play Zone is free with your ticket purchase.
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