So Sesame Street live was SO MUCH FUN! Honestly, Charlotte did great - she freaking loved it. As walked into the auditorium - admittedly, slowly, and with some trepidation - we saw lots of other parents and kids walking in as well. Mr. P commented "get ready for a shit show" - I laughed, and prepared, but it was really fine. As soon as we walked in, Charlotte started giggling and saying "Elmo? Ernie? Bert? Cookie? Elmo?" like over, and over and over and over...
We found our seats and settled in - we were a bit early, but armed with juice boxes and crackers so it was fine. I would also have liked to have been armed with something with which to spike my latte but given the pregnancy I decided, well, next time. The show was 90 minutes long, separated into a 45 minute 1st act, a 15 minute intermission and a 30 minute act 2. We opted to leave after act I, mainly because Mr. P and I had had our fill of the overly stimulating lights, noise and muppet hilarity. If you ask me, 45 minutes is more than enough. It was certainly more than enough for some poor kids who were totally sensory overloaded and/or scared shitless, given the amount of terrified shrieking I heard scattered throughout the audience. Charlotte kind of sat there on my lap with a huge adoring smile and whispered "Elmo" about 389472 times.
But anyway, 22 month olds are easily fooled. As far as she was concerned, it was over. Beating the rush at the bitter end was pretty awesome, too. I would have taken a few pictures but unfortunately my damn kid had extracted my iPhone from my bag which was in the backseat next to her on the drive there and unceremoniously threw it on the floor of the car, unbeknownst to me. So no pics. But man, it was fun and I'd definitely do it again.
And leave at halftime.
In other news, we picked out a couch and ottoman for the new house but haven't ordered it yet. I took Mr. P to see it on Saturday afternoon and luckily he liked it. Now we're on the lookout for a dining room table and maybe a buffet. I decided to put our current dining room table sans leaf in the kitchen because SOMEBODY broke one of the chairs and it is a discontinued set. We'll only need 4 chairs and the 5th chair can be used in the kitchen at the little built-in desk. Also, while I do love the table, it's kind of "distressed" and I think much better suited to a kitchen.
I should also mention that our current kitchen "set" is a table from the TAGS in Porter Square circa 1998 and we are down to 2 rickety chairs. So it goes.
Yesterday, despite the snow, our Open House was really very well attended. We have a couple coming through tonight for a second look. I am of course crossing my fingers but trying not to get my hopes up too high. And now, because I am dying have come down with Charlotte's shitty cold, I am going to lie down for a while.