Have I ever mentioned that my eldest daughter loves the musical Annie?
My eldest daughter loves Annie. Loves it. LOVES it. My wife took her to see the local community production of Annie about a year or so ago. Since that time, the soundtrack to Annie is just about the only music that my eldest listens to. She’s listened to it and has sang it SO many times…so very very many times…that my youngest daughter, who does not really speak, can sing along with some of the songs.
In any case, my wife and mother-in-law noticed that there would be a production of Annie at another semi-local theater up in Ft. Atkinson. Actually, it’s a step up from the last production as this was the Fireside Theater. It’s a pretty classy place, by all accounts. Plus you get a meal before the show! What’s not to like?
In any case, we buy tickets for my wife and my eldest. Over the past several weeks we’ve been talking about the upcoming event and let me just say, my eldest was STOKED. This morning, the day that they would set off for the play, my daughter woke up and screamed in joy: ”IT’S ANNIE DAY!” No kidding.
My wife and my eldest dressed up in their finest and were on their way, leaving me to mind my youngest daughter. And all seemed right with the world
Until I got a call from my wife about an hour later.
“Dear, when we make plans like this…it really helps if we check the dates we’ve reserved our tickets.”
My jaw dropped. We had basically figured out that the only days that my wife and child could go to see the show would be the Sunday matinée. We checked every Sunday from the day we started looking to the last day of the run. We had settled on purchasing tickets for April 17th. But apparently we still had tickets from May 1st in our basket.
Disaster! My guilt-ridden wife turned away from the box office and explained matters to my daughter. She was fully prepared to indulge my daughter in every whim and whimsy her little heart could hold. New doll? You got it. Want to go to the park? Absolutely! Ice Cream? How many flavors would you like?
All of the sudden, a clerk from the box office literally chased my wife and daughter down and told them that they would HATE to disappoint such a beautiful little girl. The theater would allow my wife and child to attend today’s performance!
I’m not joking. My daughter was literally so cute that she charmed the theater into letting her stay.
I’m thinking that I’m going to take her with me when we go car shopping.