Sunday, January 20, 2008

Inside My Hot Date

I've been excited all week for my hot date tonight. Matt suggested it and I of course never turn down special alone time. After church I reapplied my makeup and even put on his favorite perfume. Here is a picture of me and my date.


We went to see a live production of Peter Pan. Sorry for the poor-quality-self -taken photo of us. I had to take it quickly to avoid any felony convictions if caught using flash photography in the theater. In case you didn't get the memo: I am soooo dangerous.

This wasn't my first time seeing Tink and the Darlings. When I was ten or eleven my Aunt Trudy took me to see this play in Portland. It was a cornerstone event in my development for a few reasons. One, I felt so special to have my Aunt spend (what seemed like to me)an extravagant amount of money on me. This welfare child felt completely, lavishly spoiled. Two, I was bitten by the acting bug. It all looked so magical. Not so much the flying and fairies but the way these actors could hold my attention and create such a honest joyous emotion for me.

Fast forward to today. I didn't see much of the play. Instead I just watched my son see magic for the first time. He was hooked from the moment the curtain rose. He loved being able to clap exuberantly after a musical number. He laughed out loud with the audience and yelled out in a quite theater that he believed in fairies when Peter rhetorically asked. Tonight when I tucked him into bed he Thanked me for taking him to see Captain Hook. And he prayed for the actors and told me how pretty he thought Wendy Lady and Peter Pan were (couldn't fool him that Peter was played by a woman). For a moment today I wished there was a Neverland. I wished this boy would never grow up.
A P.S.
If you haven't seen a Finding Neverland.....you MUST rent it.

18 comments:

Michelle said...

Great picture of you and that handsome date!! :-)

Rachel said...

Sounds magical. You are such a fun mom!

Kim said...

What a fun afternoon for you both. I'm so glad that you got to spend some precious alone time with him.

Meghan said...

How fun! I'm sure Tobin really enjoyed some one on one time with Mom!

Angela said...

What a great picture! You look beautiful! I am so glad you went on your date!

LizzyG said...

How very, very sweet.

I'm so glad the two of you were able to do this together. I feel the same way about Daniel. Even though he is almost as tall as me, he is my baby boy, and I pity the woman who will think she is good enough to marry my precious little boy!

Tiffany said...

Well, it sounds like putting on that extra bit of makeup and the special perfume were well worth it for your date! When you find the real Neverland that keeps little boys little boys forever, please send the secret my way!

Julie said...

That sounds like so much fun! He'll be talking about this for a long time to come!

I love Peter Pan...

Lindsay said...

Oh, how fun!

I think you'll have a little actor on your hands......loved his performance at the Christmas dinner table, by the way :)

momaof4 said...

What a fun date! I loved doing that stuff with my Mom. I bet he loved it even more.

Ona said...

Fun...I wanted to take Jasmynn,but didn't. I'm a bad mom. Glad you two had a good time.

Jonathan said...

Sweet, I don't think I saw a live play until high school and by then I guess I was already set on guns and 4wheelers.

I did see Finding Neverland, a few times actually. Loved it, take one thing I can't get past, why can't he still find Neverland without neglecting his wife? Just my thoughts.

Glad you had a fun date. Hope Matty wasn't too jealous.

Hosmerita said...

What a great date! I bet the only expectations after that date was some ice cream...
Miss you friend I have been cooped up in the house for the last 2 weeks with sick kids.

Stefanie said...

What a great night! I cannot cannot cannot wait to take our first borns to Disneyland - I want to see Tobin's face along with Daphne's. Love the statue pic - that was a special find on our last day in London!

priscilla tilgner said...

awww, so sweet! i'm glad you got to spend time with tobin alone! i love spending one on one time with my little ones. they really appreciate it when you can recognize them as individuals. i'm glad you had a great time!
by the way...i'm taking aidan to see the elves and the shoe maker tonight at 7pm...loucks hall! might be fun for tobin? its a puppet show. i know aidan will enjoy it!
see you soon!

Jenny vick said...

That is so sweet! Dj has dates with the girls! it's fun to watch them get so excited as the day winds down and they know that soon they will be out to dinner and a show...or whatever..with daddy! That is really special that you and Tobin were able to do that. Finding neverland makes me cry!!! I love that movie!

shane.riddle said...

Sounds like fun. Elsa and I had two dates this weekend since Jill is out of town. Friday night we enjoyed dinner at at Red Robinhood (the 'hood' being Elsa's name for it) and last night we went and saw Alvin and the Chipmunks. It's so much fun spending time with the kids as they grow older and start to appreciate things, even if just a little, and can laugh at the silly things they see...
Here's to many more Daddy/daughter and Mother/son dates!

ChickideeLilly said...

I am so glad you took Tobin to see Peter Pan. I wanted to take Hannah and Josh, but we're going to wait until we know they will remember it. = ) Thanks for sharing Becca..