Do you ever feel like your children come running at you, open-mouthed and screaming, their every intention to abuse you until they get what they want, even when you are trying to do something nice for them?
Last night we went to Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy at Time Warner Arena. John and I took the two Wee Frat Boys, of course, and Frat Boy the Elder was on his best behavior. Frat Boy the Younger, however, showed everyone in the vicinity what it is like to be two years old, past his bedtime on a school night, and not have ample enough time to spend at a Buzz and Woody picture spot positioned just outside of the seating area.
When I took him away from his toddler-sized, plastic Buzz and Woody besties, he threw an ever-loving fit. I took him to our seats, where he promptly head-butted me in the chin. The crack of bone against bone was so loud that I couldn’t believe the skin on my chin didn’t split open. I looked around shamelessly for Super Nanny, but she did not appear.
But then something amazing happened: the show started.
And Frat Boy the Younger and his brother sat for two hours less a short intermission, rapt and in awe of their favorite dancing, skating, singing characters.
Disney on Ice, I salute you for being excellent. Anything that can keep the attention of small kids and adults for that period of time (though I did get a little antsy toward the end) is amazing and worth every penny.
They did a great job of incorporating characters of different genres that generally appeal to boys and girls. Since I’m a mom of two car, gun, and ball-loving boys, I’m not familiar with Tinkerbell and her heritage. During this show, I learned all about it, and I was also happy to see that there are actually boy fairies included in the performance.
Audience participation was encouraged, and there were bubbles and music and sing-alongs. It was a magical evening, and I can’t wait to do it again. (But next time I’ll bring a sweater. I wore long sleeves, but I was chilly during the performance. That whole “on Ice” thing didn’t clue me in that it might be cold in there.)
If you haven’t bought tickets, use the code MOM for a discount. The show will be in Charlotte through Sunday, October 14, 2012.
Disclosure: The tickets were provided to me Feld Entertainment and Time Warner Arena; however, all content, opinions and images are my own.