I kinda have to confess, this show might have been more for me than for Keiran.
Why? Well, KK really likes Elmo. He used to LOVE him, but that was quickly replaced by his love of Blue's Clue's-- bordering on OBSESSION actually. In fact, he watches A LOT of Blue's Clues and when he requests a new show, he will say Blue's Clues Steve or Blue's Clues Joe. 90% of the time it is Blue's Clues Steve. Hooray for Steve! I feel the same way, man.
Okay, so when Elmo Live came around I HAD to get the tickets, but not because of KK's massive love for Elmo, but because of PATRICK's MASSIVE love of Elmo.
You see, Patrick was an Elmoaholic. Full blown addict. Like 12 step addict. Elmo was his life and I LOVED it. Nothing Elmo ever sang grated on my nerves. He was so sweet and his little voice was perfection. I, too, worshipped the ground Elmo walked on.
So now 17 years later, Elmo tickets become available and I jump at the opportunity to go. Not necessarily to see Elmo again (although he was awesome!), but to get into a mini time machine and go back to those days of simpler times. The days when Dan was at school and it was just me and Patrick at home in our little Provo home watching Elmo and stopping by everyday at the Thomas' house to play or craft or eat (best neighbors ever!).
And so at Elmo Live, while Bert was on stage dancing away to Doing the Pigeon or Ernie was singing all about visiting the moon, I just looked at KK (who is Patrick's DOUBLE) and remembered how great I've had it. A REALLY great life with a really great husband and really great kids. So, for two stupid kids who probably got married way too young and probably had kids way too young and probably even had way too many of them-- we've done pretty good.
Besides-- Elmo's favorite number is 5, so 5 kids is pretty poetic. :)
BTW- the Sesame Street letter of the day was "K". love that