Lion KingSo, I'd really like to take my 9yo Wolf to see the Lion King...partly it's because I have wanted to see it myself ever since it won the Tony Awards (I saw the opening sequence on the awards show on TV 12 yrs ago, and as a theatre major I was obsessed ) Anyway, I want to see it, I think he would love it, and I'd like to take a chance to have a just the two of us 'date night' before the baby comes. Since Bear was born 2.5 yrs ago I don't spend as much time with Wolf and I think the just-us time would be good for both of us.
The complicated part is that we're gonna live 4 hrs away in Homer...that's a darn long time for me to leave the 2yo with just daddy (basically a day and a half, because there's no way I could drive back in the middle of the night after the show...I guess if there was a matinee or something, but still, it would be a looooong day and with me in my third trimester by that point I don't know if I've got 8hrs of driving in one day in me...) So I'm debating now... We could all go up, make a family affair of it...but I don't want to buy a ticket for the 2yo because he won't really appreciate it I don't think (and I'm poor darnit!) and I dont know if DH cares about seeing the show. He probably would like it but doesn't care much either way, and considering that if he comes we have to work our schedule with his work schedule (not to mention the cost of tickets...) I am just having mixed feelings about the length/cost of the drive, plus getting a hotel, plus figuring out logistics for the 2yo...
Tickets run from $30-135, and while I can't afford the top tier, I had hoped to at least get something in the middle (I've sat in the nosebleed section before, and it's hardly worth going imo...the extra $ to be closer is worth it.)
I don't know if I really have a point to make here, so much as I'm just thinking about all this and trying to sort out my thoughts.