Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tenley's 1st Concert
Well, we lost our minds and bought tickets to see the Wiggles. Yes, it's true: we have crossed over the border into full-fledged parenthood by schucking out the bucks to take our little music loving sweetie to her 1st concert and buy her overpriced t-shirts at the ripe old age of 19 months.
We know Ten loves music, but we weren't sure what she was going to think of the whole live concert situation. As anticipated, she loved the Long Beach Arena because it had about a bazillion staircases for her to walk up and down. She was also delighted to watch the tons of other people roughly her age that were milling around and dancing. As for the show, and the Wiggles themselves: the music was a hit. She clapped along (not at all in time to the music), attempted to wave her arms, and generally did the bounce up and down dance for 40 minutes straight. She would jump back and forth between Jeff and I and continue bouncing in his lap, and want me to help her clap and rock her back and forth. She was having a great time rocking out, and really couldn't have cared less about the 4 Austrailian millionares doing all the work on stage.
But after running around the Arena and then all the dancing and being dazzled by the loud music & shiny lights she was toast by the last 20 minutes of the show. She was climbing into our laps and sucking her thumb all the while watching the action on the stage. She did perk up when they began singing "Fruit Salad" and "Hot Potato", but we decided to make a break for it during the finale.
Poor Ten was on sensory overload and while wanting desperately to sleep, her little mind apparently wouldn't let go, so she settled for wailing angrily until we were in Corona when she finally nodded off. As I write this, she has been bathed and had a snack, and we're trying to wind her down so she can go to bed, especially since she's getting up early to go right back to Long Beach and visit the Aquarium with our Mom's Club...but she doesn't know that.
Jeff and I called the concert a success: Ten had a really good time, and wore herself out; and Jeff and I had a fabulous time watching all the little kids...and we secretly enjoyed the show too.
Toot toot chugga chugga Big Red Car.....we're still singing that damn song.....
Posted by Unknown at 10:19 PM