On Wednesday, we attended "The Hare and the Tortoise" at the children's theater: Joseph's first play!
Usually there are enough homeschooling mothers going in that I can send in my children with someone else while I stay outside with any of my tots (and others' tots) who are under three years old, but this time I brought my babysitter to help me. The baby was well-fed and in a good mood, so I ended up leaving him with the babysitter to play in the children's library while I had the privilege of going in to the play.
|John, Mary, and Margaret before the play began|
I love theater! I don't care if it is children's theater meant for those three to five years old, like this one was: I love live theater!
|Joseph, nervous before his first play|
Joseph was nervous before the play began. We had talked about Good Theater Behavior and he wanted to get it right. I snuggled with him and tried to get him to lighten up, but he was a somber fellow, as in the photo above. He kept checking with me if this was the right time to clap or not. My heart melted!
|Joseph (7 months)|
In the meanwhile, Thomas had a dandy time with the babysitter playing in the toddler area of the library. Mama and baby were apart for one hour and, boy, did I miss him!
|Fantastic pop-up book about scavengers|
After the play, we spent time in the library, Mama scored some good 25-cent purchases at the book sale, and we went to lunch on our way home. Good times had by all!