Willa and I had a "girls date" on Saturday morning. I took her to see a Grand Rapids Symphony Lollipops concert. They did Hansel and Gretel, and were joined by members of the GR Ballet. Great show for someone who is 3. Great value, and perfect duration: $5 for a ~45 minute show. They'll be doing a different story in March (details here) and if you have a preschooler (or a little older or younger) I highly recommend this.
Here's the scene:
We're in the auditorium just before the show gets under way.
starts eleventy-billion questions in a not quiet voice. She's excited.
The conductor strides out in a purple shirt.
"Why is he..."
He talks for a bit, introducing the different instrument families. She LOVED the tuba.
And then the lights go down and the entire symphony plays the opening note.
I feel Willa shaking next to me. She bolts out of her seat and gives me a giant bear hug, then a grin. She giggles and sits back down. I guess the excitement was too much.
It was pretty awesome.