Just yesterday, we sat in a local restaurant and we listened to Jingle Bells. Jack and I sang along, but it almost seemed so wrong, being so soon and all. My goodness, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet, right?
Too soon? Who am I kidding? We’ve been knee deep in Holiday excitement since August when we went behind the scenes at Radio City Music Hall. Ever since then, we’ve had Christmas on the brain, but even much more last week with all the holiday-related events we attended.
On Tuesday, Jack and I had the opportunity to attend the Christmas Spectacular opening night. Since we only had two tickets, when we were first invited, I toyed with the idea of just leaving Jack with his babysitter. But then I realized that this would be Jack’s first Christmas where he’d somewhat understood what was going on, so I bit the bullet. I took him to the show by myself. Ok, so not totally by myself. We sat next to my bloggy friends and their families.
We were seated pretty close to the front in some of the most unbelievable seats I’ve ever had to a show! (Thanks, MSG!!) We were so close to the orchestra and organist, it was like we were sitting WITH them. UNREAL.
I thought for sure Jack would freak out, meltdown and do what his two year old self would normally do in a seated situation. To my surprise, Jack sat still and was engaged for almost the entire show. ALMOST.
Jack and I watched the Rockettes with the same child-like splendor and giggled at Santa’s playful scenes. The biggest hit for Jack must have been the scene with the oversized toys dancing and that oh-so cute Ballerina Bear batting her eyelashes.
There were several parts of the show where the singers and dancers were performing right above us since the balcony seats were an extension of the stage. It truly was an amazing experience, and one that I’m so grateful for.
So, the whole night didn’t go smoothly. When I said ALMOST, it’s like a switch went off right at the hour and a half mark, Jack got restless and bored. He wasn’t as interested in the softer, more dramatic scenes and he made sure all the seats around him knew that. We got up and walked to the back so we didn’t disturb anyone, but as soon as we got there, Santa was flying and there was all kinds of really great music. At that point Jack wanted to go back to our seats…of course he did.
All in all, it was an amazing night, and one that I hope we can make a family tradition. The Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall is a show that’s perfectly suited for every family member, music lover and Santa and Rockettes fan alike.
We’re so ready for Christmas, but first, bring on the turkey!!
Thank you to MSG for giving us an opportunity to enjoy a wonderful night out with the Rockettes.