To make up for my shocking lack of cultural experiences lately, fate handed me 3 days of plays.
My first play was with Sadie's Kindergarten class on a Tuesday. I'm assuming every school has the same abundance of parent volunteers and every mom feels like it's Christmas morning when they get the e-mail saying they've been picked to chaperone. Too say I was giddy would be an understatement.
We saw "Recipe for Disaster." Sadie was enthralled. It was a goofy
little play with many mishaps and much misfortune. While all the kids
laughed at the physical humor, Sadie looked slightly concerned. My
favorite line was something to the effect of, "The magic ingredient that
makes everything taste better is love? I always thought it was
The next night had been planned for over 6 months -- Beauty and the Beast. My girlfriend Maggie purchased tickets for a huge group of us to go see it together with our daughters.
Before the play we met up with 5 other moms and their daughters who could make it for a very early dinner complete with a hilarious waiter and Shirley Temples with cherries on top.
Thursday night Dustin and I met up for dinner with friends before the third play. As we scootched into the booth I felt giddy -- like I had ditched school or something being out with friends on a school night. Then we proceeded on to watch one of my Young Women in her high school production of Singing in the Rain. I was surprised at how many of the kids had never seen the musical and how vowed to introduce mine sometime well before High School.