Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lyle, Lyle Crocodile

I took the girls to a play this morning (Lyle, Lyle Crocodile - based on the books by the same name). It was very enjoyable and they all appreciated the play. The very best part for me, however, was the fact that we weren't with a school group and could therefore come and go at will. Immediately after the performance, we were able to leave and make a beeline for the ladies room (which as everyone knows will have a line out the door before you can blink). My girls were confused as to why everyone else had to stay put until a mysterious voice called their group, but were pleased because it meant we were actually first for something instead of late on the scene (even something as simple as the ladies room). My two oldest, who are currently taking a homeschool drama class and will be putting on a small play in a few weeks, were particularly impressed (which was a relief because the play is geared towards younger children) and kept telling special "behind-the-scenes" details to my little ones (like the theater vocabulary they've picked up in their long three week careers on stage - props, set, costumes, stage-right and -left, etc., etc.). My youngest, while trying to appear as if she couldn't care less about what they were telling her, was secretly repeating the words to herself over and over. She later whispered that she would like to learn to paint scenery for a play, or possibly her room. I told her it was something we could work on. Overall, it was a nice break from the ordinary and I can't wait for our theater trip next month to see a play about Earth Day.

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