My friend Cheri and I had an absolutely charming night with our daughters on Saturday. (That sounds trite and a bit snobby…but ‘charming’ is the only word that does it justice. Seriously.)
We took them to see the play A Little Princess, performed by the Lubbock Community Theatre.
I expected that Lauryn would enjoy getting all dressed up. I expected that she would enjoy going somewhere special with her friend. I knew she would love that she was going out (past bedtime!) without the boys.
What I did not expect was that she would be so absolutely and fully transfixed by the play. She and her friend sat on the edge of their seat through all three acts – a full two hours! Considering their ages, it was near magical to watch them! I anticipated maybe making it through act one, then roaming the lobby when she got bored, as to not be a distraction to the other theater patrons.
Of course, the play is full of little girls with beautiful dresses and big bows in their hair, so in some ways it was an easy sell.
The young actresses did an amazing job. Cheri and I almost enjoyed watching the play as much as we enjoyed watching our daughters enjoy the play. (That last sentence makes sense to mothers.)