Sesame Street Live was our first test to see how Bennett is going to do at DisneyWorld in May. He has not been known for his patience during previous sit-down excursions, but he passed the test with flying colors. I guess the key is to find something that interests him. Bennett is not a Sesame Street fan; he rarely watches the show. However, he has a Sesame Street CD that he loves and many, many Elmo books and characters. He started liking Cookie Monster after I got this hoodie in a swap and we started singing 'C' is for Cookie, but his heart is all Elmo. Of course, the battery-powered light-up spinner that we bought definitely helped hold his attention. Everytime Elmo disappeared off stage, I would hear "Where's Elmo?" When I would explain, Bennett would follow it with "Why?". So it went something like this:
B: Where's Elmo?
A: He's behind the curtain.
A: Because he was tired and needed a rest.
A: Because he needed to use the bathroom.
A: We all have to use the bathroom sometimes. Elmo does too.
B: Where's Elmo?
So, you get the picture. Just replay this conversation about 30 times and you can tell it was a fun-filled evening! On top of that, I've included what happens during intermission. You see that guy carrying all those Elmo balloons--yep, it doesn't matter that you just spent $15 on some Elmo spinner...oh no, that's not enough. Now the capitalists break out the Elmo balloons at $10 a pop. Luckily, Bennett took No for an answer when I explained that the kids in line were kids whose parents didn't fork over the cash for a spinner...only non-spinner kids could have a balloon. I'm wondering at what age these rationalizations won't work, but for now, phew! It was a fun night and well worth the money (as long as it didn't include a $10 balloon), and Bennett had a blast.