Part of this who B.M.W.B thing is developing a sense of anticipation and delight with the boys. So to 'make it more' we spent the morning before the show making our own gingerbread men. We made the dough together and rolled it out and I let the boys pick 3 cutters each, I do love cookie cutters!
Ma came to join us for the making and the theatre.
Then we packed up little bags of cookies to take to eat while we were watching (they were all eaten while we were waiting to go in!).
Flip had great delight telling the lady at the kiosk before we went in that we had made our own gingerbread men.
It was so sweet watching them watch the show. Flip was so engaged he spent most of the time standing up in half delight and participation (they do involve the audience a lot). At one part when there was a lot of chasing going on Bounce leaped onto my knee and buried himself into me. He quite liked the chasing but the suspense of the chase and catch was too much some of the time. At the end the characters stand outside the theatre and greet the children - Flip got all shy and didn't want to say hi and Bounce got all confident and high 5'd them all.
Have you ever taken your children to the theatre?
Do you try to 'add' to activities to make them more intentional or to add anticipation or a sense of adventure?
Simple. Achievable. Intentional: becoming the mama I want to be.