This morning we met some friends at a local theatre to see their stage production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I've been wanting to take Lindy to a play for a long time but just hadn't had (made) the opportunity yet. The past few months she's really shown her flair for drama and imagination by memorizing lines to movies (primarily Cinderella) and acting out various scenes. I tried explaining to Lindy what a play is but she couldn't quite comprehend the concept. We were the first to arrive and be seated and she was genuinely apprehensive and a bit afraid as we entered the dark and quiet tiny theatre.
As it grew closer to showtime, her excitement mounted and fear seemed to dissipate. She was especially excited when her friends showed.
The great thing about this theatre is that it is super intimate, kid friendly, and they keep the kids engaged by encouraging participation. At the beginning of the play, they let all the little princesses on stage to have their picture taken with Snow White. With my little wiggle worm, I was concerned she'd rush the stage and try to participate a bit too much. I was pleasantly surprised when she stayed pretty still and quiet the entire time.
I've always enjoyed attending theatre whether it be high school, local small town, or big time professional, so you can imagine I've really dreamed of sharing these kinds of moments with Lindy. This morning was perfect and I look forward to many more trips to the theatre in the future!