Through a piano student's parent, I was able to procure and work off seven tickets to see the amazing hit musical Wicked. This was our Christmas gift to the kids this year. I got to see Wicked three years ago on Broadway with my two favorite girlfriends, Luisa and Amber. I have been addicted to the soundtrack ever since, and since the play began in Los Angeles I have been dying to get the family there. It was really our first big family treat, and the kids had a blast.
Due to a series of unfortunate events, we no longer have a second car, or a car big enough for our entire family to fit in, so it was stressful trying to find a way to get us to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, but Adam's sister came through at the very last second with a willingness to come watch Conor and let us take her car. We had a "Girls' Car" and a "Boys' Car"; I'm not sure which was in worse shape mechanically, but with prayer and some side street maneuvers to avoid steep hills we were able to make it safely, and enjoy some hearty laughter at the adventure and ridiculousness of the whole ordeal. Thank goodness for laughter!
Nobody fidgeted (we left Conor at home with a sitter) and nobody asked, "Is it almost over?" What a thrill to see it again, and to see it through their eyes. And now my dreams of belting those clever lyrics to sold-out crowds has been renewed, and I'm dreaming wicked green!