Arriving at the Event venue, we ride the escalators up one level, and this ride alone, immediately gets the twins excited! Being just two-years-old the escalator could easily be the highlight of their little day.
But wait… The escalator delivers us into a sea of friends, lights and action! Elmo balloons float above the heads of all these little people. Vendors have glass – cased stalls set up on every side, selling T- shirts, soft stuffed big birds and glow in the dark Elmo spin toys. Popcorn and hot dog smells mix with the excitement in the air.
In a split second, Mason is off running to go claim his red friend, lured in by the marketing tactics. He rushes to the glass case, slips his hand around the side and takes hold of Elmo. According to Mason his friend Elmo was now exactly where he belonged – in his little hand. So I ask for another and hand over the cash to seal the transaction that Mason initiated!
Next we fell pray to the smell of the popcorn, and with that purchased we head to our seats. Mason lagged behind, got distracted and took a tumble. A sweet girl, no taller than himself, helped him up, and sealed her kind act with a hug and a kiss I wish all adults were as quick to react with kindness!
At our seats we find our blond friend “E” from our neighborhood! The boys are thrilled! They seem a little in awe of their surroundings…Cameron excitedly points at the stage all lit up, and I’m sure it looks vaguely familiar to him from the TV show.
Well the show starts and Cameron’s eyes couldn’t stretch any wider, and neither could his smile! Mason was clapping along enthusiastically as the Sesame Street characters made their debut! E was making sure her little brother was having just as much fun as she was!
As a parent it was so fun to see the twins’ reactions. When your kids adore something, what could possibly feel better than giving that to them, if it’s in your power to do so? I was amazed at how riveted the kids were for the entire show!
The kids sang along to the ABC song, shouted out the number and letter of the day and devoured the popcorn that was way to big for these little kids. And at half time E’s daddy went and bought the kids an Elmo balloon.
An escalator ride, huge popcorn, hanging with good friends, and Elmo balloons…
Perfect first show, perfect day.
What was the first show you went to or took your kids to?