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Puppet Show

It's kind of become a tradition by default now, but I think for the past 2 or 3 years when Beth has been involved with the consignment sale for our twins club I have taken the kids to a puppet show at the Center for Puppetry Arts in downtown Atlanta.

This year we went to see The Tortoise & the Hare & More. The show started with one of the performers coming out as a cruise director and telling us what we were going to see, but then came a violent thunderstorm (which none of the kids liked - too scary for them). The two performers ended up being shipwrecked on an island with nothing but their puppets. They told the stories of The Fox & the Grapes, The Lion & the Mouse, City Mouse/Country Mouse, and The Tortoise & the Hare. I would highly recommend this to anyone. The kids have loved every puppet show they have been to.

After the show we went in the shop and each of the kids picked out a hand puppet. Oscar picked out Oscar the Grouch (of course), Elizabeth picked out Zoe, and Michael picked out a frog (he didn't want a Sesame Street character). It was really a fun day and the kids behaved so well. Why is that the kids always behave when there is just one parent with them?

I'm glad I got to spend some QT with the kids before I leave on Monday; I too really enjoyed myself today. Tomorrow is another big day -- Michael starts soccer and I'm the head coach (how scary is that?).

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