It’s taken me almost 6 months, but I’m getting better and more comfortable about getting all three girls out and about. It’s not about worrying about them or their behavior, it’s that the littlest will miss yet another nap. (Poor thing, she still won’t nap in the car. Just like her sisters.)
But with this last week before my big goes to big school, we adventured more. They even took a second to let me take a picture of all three of them in a very dark room.
All three girls were ready for a little showing of Aesop’s Fables at the Center for Puppetry Arts. It is geared at ages 2-6 and was perfect for them. No kidding, even E (almost 6 months old) watched the whole thing.
Quickly (less than or right at one hour) children are taken on a carousal of carnival fun with The Lion and the Mouse, The Country Mouse and City Mouse, The Fox and the Crane, The Ant and the Grasshopper and the girls’ favorite, The Tortoise and the Hare. It had very easy to understand dialog and was quick paced and entertaining for all of the kids. Many of them in the audience were interacting with the puppeteers, Alison Murphy and Amy Strickland aka Cutie and Patootie.
(My favorite was Country Mouse and City Mouse because it used shadow puppets and quite frankly is just awesome)
After the show, we requested our puppets to go, but you also have the option of sticking around and constructing your puppet with the assistance of the experts! These were pretty easy to do at home and the girls have enjoyed making their mice dance (and I might have helped them dance once or twice, too!)
We’ve never been disappointed by the Center for Puppetry Arts. Every show leaves the girls wanting more and they remember them an entire year later. They are still singing songs from the show this week!
This show runs until September 9th, Thursdays-Sunday. (If you aren’t in Atlanta, look in your area to see if you have something similar. I never would have imagined anything this cool for kids.)
Hosted by Cecily and Lolli
Tickets provided. All thoughts are my own.