My mom and I took Eve to see Daniel Tiger Live at the Orpheum Theatre in Omaha tonight. For some reason, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is her absolute favorite show to watch. It's a modern, cartoon spin-off of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. We had a great time and Eve loved the show. We knew all the songs and she had a huge smile on her face the whole time. The only problem was that we were seated behind the naughtiest, most ADHD boys in the whole place. They were never seated which made it difficult to see the stage. There were two mothers on either side of the boys and neither did a bit of disciplining the entire time. One was on her phone texting or emailing the whole time and the other just kept looking at the boys lovingly. I just kept telling myself, "it could be worse, they could have those flashing wand things". Well, after intermission, what does the loving mother bring back with her? The flashing wand things. But only two, for the three boys to share. What could possibly go wrong?
They spent the next hour fighting over them, swinging them around, using them as swords until finally one of the boys got hit in the eye with one. That mother looked up from her phone to see that her boy was screaming so she took him and his brother out. The remaining boy looked around to see who he could use his sword on next. When he saw Eve he put it up like he was going to hit her with it and my mom and I both told him that wasn't happening.
Oh well, we can laugh about it now, but it was seriously irritating. It's not like those tickets were free or even cheap. On our way out, we had to buy Eve a light stick...