(When the only traffic I’m getting to my blog is people searching the term “Prom Whores“, I clearly have some blogging to do!)
There’s been a just a bit of pirate fascination around here lately. I was hooked on the whole Somali pirate story a few weeks back and could not get enough of the details of the stories that surrounded it. Thankfully there was a happy ending for the local families and the heroic efforts of the captain were like none we’ve seen since, well I guess since Sulley landed that plane in the Hudson.
So in keeping with the theme of the month, yesterday we went to see The Pirates of Penzance. It was just down the street at the local college theatre and kids got in free! So me and my pal Jamie escorted our little men out for an afternoon of singing and dancing. The play was fantastic (even without Rex Smith) and the kids loved it. The Pirate King was played by the same actor that played Danny Zuko when we saw Grease last summer. (A bit of trivia that thoroughly confused Nash. The same actor is also choreographing Footloose there this summer which we are soooo going to). At one point Nash asked me why there was so much singing. I explained (again) that it was a musical and he replied “but I thought it was a play too”!
During intermission I (OK, Jamie) gave him 50 cents for a cookie (the suggested donation price). He grabbed two as did his pal, Kolya. (take THAT suggested donation! I spent good money on these tickets and…..oh right, kids were free. Oops. Note to self, bring more cookie money next time). Nash inhaled the cookies going on and on about how good they are and could I make cookies like that sometime. To which I replied, “of course”. (note to self, add Chips Ahoy cookies to grocery list).
It was a fantastic way to spend the afternoon and ended a week of non-traveling spring break on a high note. Other things done during the break, in no particular order: Nash’s first Red Sox game (lasted through 4 innings, one ice cream sandwich, a hot dog and cotton candy), a toy hunting with Daddy, an ear infection, Alexander and the terrible horrible no good very bad day play with his Nana, skateboarding at my office, a sleep-over at Bumpa & Ann’s, a parade to kick of t-ball season, a trip to the museum, and hours upon hours of Star Wars movies. Oh, and strawberry ice cream. Lots of strawberry ice cream……