Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dora The Explorer

Curious George had his first live theater experience this morning watching Dora The Explorer Live. It was just the two of us, while the girls stayed with Daddy. It was a minor event driving there, with the excitement of learning a new curse word from me when I turned the wrong way into a one-way street. The darn GPS quit giving me direction when I passed my destination and I was left to my own devices how to turn around and get to the parking deck. It was the S*** word, which in the grand scheme of swear words is pretty minor. He did repeat it twice, and quit after I explained to him that it was a bad word.

The minute we walked into the theater, all the kids congregated around the merchandise for sale. What else, right?! Curious George wanted the spinning light thingamajigg.

After the 10-mile long line to use the women's restroom, we finally settled into our seats. Even CG asked whey we weren't waiting in front of the gentlemen's restroom because it didn't have a line instead.

Toward the end of the show, the most hilarious thing happened. Dora reached the City of Lost Toys where all lost toys go. She found everyone's lost toys except for her own teddy bear. She's a little sad about it and broke into a song. While she was singing, Curious George yelled at the top of his lungs, "IT'S BEHIND THE RED BALL! IT'S BEHIND THE RED BALL!!!"

From the moment the last scene opened, CG had been looking for everyone's lost toys. But to build the suspense, Dora's teddy bear was hidden behind a big red ball and was the last toy to be found. A whole lot of parents turned towards us with big smiles on their faces when CG yelled out to tell Dora where her bear was. There is a lot to be said for parents taking their little kids to a kid show. The camaraderie was palpable. Had this been any other show (without kids in the audience), we may have had to dodge flying objects.

Oh, and what's up with the prices of the Dora merchandise?! $15 for that little light thiggy!

The smile and the excitement on Curious George's face when the curtain opened was priceless. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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