It’s the weekend, y’all! And I’m thinking about entertainment.
About six months ago, I heard that Yo Gabba Gabba! Live was coming to Los Angeles. What’s Yo Gabba Gabba!, you ask? Well, let’s just say it’s a TV show aimed at toddlers and preschoolers. It is weird and repetitive and trippy and so nerdy it’s cool. And from what I gather, parents either love it madly or hate it with a passion.
I happen to fall into the “love it madly” camp. We attended this show two years ago, taking Maya as a special treat when I was pregnant with Alex, and we all had a blast. So I did some quick math, figured Alex would be almost 2 years old by the time the show rolled around, and bought some tickets. His attention span would improve, I figured. His wiggly, squirmy ways would dissipate somewhat, right?
It’s almost showtime and . . . he’s still squirmy. I fear either DH or I will end up spending a large chunk of the show in the lobby with Angry Toddler so as not to disturb those around us. DD was a different animal, happily sitting through movies and shows like Sesame Street Live from the time she was 2 years old. So . . . any tips for taming a testy little tyke?
Maya has also asked to go see Disney On Ice‘s Toy Story 3, which will be in Southern California from Dec. 14th through Jan. 8th. I looked up ticket prices and opening night seats can be had for as little as $12 each. I loved Toy Story 3 and cried like a baby at the end, so I am looking forward to going, but the question remains: to take the toddler, or not to take the toddler? Maybe the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live experience will provide a clear answer. Gulp.
WWMTD? When did you start taking your kids to movies and live performances? Any funny/cute stories to share about your experiences?
(BTW, if any of you SoCal mamas plan on seeing the show, you can buy tickets at Ticketmaster and use the promo code MOM for discounted tickets. Money-saving tips FTW!)
What else is on your mind today? What’s on tap for you and yours this weekend? Chat away!