Jack is on the mend and no longer contagious! We trekked out to the east bay last night (braving the insane traffic that blocked westbound 80 for HOURS due to an overturned big rig) and attended the Disney Princess Classics show at Oracle Arena. Jack was super excited, especially once he saw that my friend Christina’s little girl Alex was there. When he saw her, he sounded like a shy, twitterpated boy: “Oh! I didn’t know you would be here…” What a crack up.
The noise was a little much for him sometimes but overall the night was a success. After the fifth or so time of him asking me who some character was, it occurred to me that Jack has never actually watched any of the princess movies. I struggled to remember some of the details but for the most part I could sing “A Whole New World” or “Under the Sea” from heart (thanks to my sister’s childhood obsession with Ariel, I used to be able to recite the entire movie) and knew most of the character’s names. I am still not sure what to call the dancers in the Aladdin set…harem girls came to mind but I am not sure about that one. 😛
One of the funniest things about last night was when every kid in the auditorium screamed “NO!” over and over at Snow White when she was wondering aloud if she should take the apple from the old hag. The second was Jack’s description of Ursula the ugly octopus witch from The Little Mermaid as “the bad purple woman.” He can’t tell you which princess was which but he clearly remembers the bad purple woman!
We left halfway through the show (at intermission) because Jack started to sag and laid his head on my shoulder (and there is only so much of ice skating princesses I can take…). I’m so glad I took Jack, though! What an awesome memory for both of us!