Forest loves TV and movies. Love may not be a strong enough word, actually. He’s is flat out obsessed. I get embarrassed when we meet new people because it is ALL he talks about. We've started telling him that all the TVs we come across are broken. When we took him house hunting with us he ran from room to room asking 'Is this TV broken too???' Yep, honey, they are ALL broken.
One conversation with him and you would think that all we do is plop in front of the TV all day for Disney marathons, when in reality he maybe gets an hour of screen time a week. While he does get the occasional movie night, most of his TV time involves PBS shows, Sesame Street being one of his absolute favorites.
When a bunch of moms in our play group started talking about Sesame Street Live coming to the area, I didn’t give it much thought. I just thought Forest wasn’t quite ready for an 1.5 hour show. Flash forward two months and his ability to sit still had multiplied greatly. Plus our landlord chose last weekend to put our house on the market and so making ourselves scarce on the weekends makes house showings much less complicated. At the last minute we decided to buy tickets and tagged along with one of Forest’s best buddies, Eli.
They were pretty stinkin adorable in their matching shirts and matching Cookie Monster stuffies (although it looks like Eli’s cookie monster ate F’s cookie monster which if you know Eli is pretty spot on because he is the best eater ever.)
Forest was totally mesmerized by the show. Honestly, he just stared and didn’t move a muscle the entire time.
I’d be surprised if he blinked at all. Eli was engaged and clapping along to the music but Forest was in a total trance.
He got a bit upset during intermission because he didn’t understand where the characters went. He kept asking in a very distressed voice ‘Where did they gooooooo?’.
|Not happy during intermission .|
|Staring at the stage waiting for the cast to come back out.|
It was funny because by the end of the show you could tell the young audience was coming to the end of their attention span and all the toddlers were squirming about, but Forest was just as still as a statue, taking it all in.
I think it was a good test of whether he was ready to see a movie in the theaters and he passed that test with flying colors. We plan on taking him to see Finding Dory when it comes out in June. I’m loving these big boy milestones!