Quite literally, because it was the Space Magic Tour!
**I stole this pic from Christi’s blog … she said Hugh took photos but I didn’t because I didn’t think any would come out (no flash photography allowed). I hope you don’t mind, Christi :-) I just thought Ethan’s Nana and aunties who read my blog might like to see!**
We went on Friday, just Ethan and me. It was such a special day for us to spend together. I decided to get the ferry to Auckland so we wouldn’t have to pay for parking, and I thought the boat ride would just add to the adventure. Ethan loved it. He was really excited on the boat, watching the “big city” getting closer and closer.
Once we hopped off the boat, we had to walk up Queen St to get to the Civic Theatre. Now it used to take me less than 10 minutes to walk up Queen St when I was a University student. But when you are doing the same walk with a 3.5-year-old, it takes a LOT longer!! Like 20 minutes longer. He did get pretty tired, but I pointed out lots of things along the way to distract him. And once he saw the Golden Arches he picked up the pace!
We had “Old McDonald’s” (as Ethan calls it) for lunch and then it was time for the concert. I caved and spent $10 on a Hi5 sticker book with hardly any stickers and 4 large posters which are now gracing the walls of the playroom.
The show itself was great. It was really entertaining and they kept the kids’ attention so well. Lots of the kids were up dancing. My child was not. He just sat in his seat, concentrating intently on everything. He sang along to a few lines of a couple of songs, but I was singing and cheering more than him!
Going off on a little tangent here … I was horrified to see how skinny Charli was. She looked almost skeletal! And Nathan is going bald in a bad way. He needs to cut his hair, because having long hair when you are going bald is NOT a good look. Tim is my favourite, so I spent a fair amount of time watching him, LOL. He’s totally my kind of guy. Nathan is supposedly the one all the mums drool over, but he is just too cheesy (and bald) for my liking. Ahhh, Tim …..
Anyway …. we had a fantastic time, and Ethan seemed to really enjoy himself. He was pretty well behaved all day (apart from when he ran away from me at the ferry terminal, and another time when he was sick of walking and lay down on the pavement in protest). But considering all the hype and excitement (and the amount of sugar consumed), he did well, and I was proud of him.