Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday's Treat: Pippi Longstockings

'Pippi feiert Geburtstag' (Pippi celebrates her Birthday), that was the tittle of the much-awaited theater show that we watched last Sunday with the kids.
IC, who's a real Pippi fan, had to be in a Pippi costume, of course! The theater was full of familywith small kids ( from grandparents to small babies) and most of the kids are in costumes :)
I bought our tickets just a few months ago and that was already a little late as I almost didnt get good seats for the four of us. I didnt think it would be selling like hotcakes! Well, I learned a lesson.
Nope, we werent allowed to take photos during the show, the casts were already taking a bow when I snapped these photos. I did it because I saw others taking photos, too.
Plus, I promised IC she would get photo souvenirs. Am glad I took the opportunity as she was smiling from ear to ear when she looked at the photos. Oh yes, the show was great; I could definitely tell as the kids had only all eyes and ears on stage despite it being almost a two hour show with a 15 minutes break.

Here is IC's favorite Pippi face painting. What do you think?

I am sharing things I learned when watching such well-visited shows with the kids:

1. If allowed, bring small snacks and a drink bottle inside the theater.
2. Ask the kids to use the toilet before the show starts.
3. You could bring a seat booster so that the kids wouldnt have to seat on your lap or to crane their necks to really get a good view.
4. Be aware of other kids watching behind you, some people wouldnt even care if they are hampering the view just because they wanted their kids to have a better view.
5. Buy the tickets earlier so you could find good seats. And I suggest to get those corner seats so the kids could have more space to move or to get a better view.
6. And of course, if this would be the first theater visit, let them know what to expect -- it would be a little dark inside, avoid talking and if there are questions, ask them quietly, etc.
7. And, enjoy the show!

4 comments:

lovelyn said...

cute ni IC!

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

ang ganda ni IC!

julie said...

Nice facepaint, IC :)

Good thing you were ableto take photospara kahit pano, the kids can go see these and remember the fun times :)

joanne said...

I used to watch the Pippi Longstocking movie (or was it movies?) when I was little. Thanks for having me remember:)