The Importance of

Exposing my son to the arts is right up there with exposing him to great food and travel. It is one of the reasons we’ve remained in the city and why I schlep him to every ballet, play and musical I can [get away with] without killing him. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think you need to live in the city to keep up with the arts but proximity and accessibility certainly helps.

If it seems like we’ve been hitting up the culture clubs a lot recently, we have. So much so that Jacob pretty much told me straight up last week that he’s “all cultured out.” That is until I offered him the opportunity to see The Importance of Being Earnest to which he agreed to immediately. 

I have to admit that I was a bit surprised and still not sure quite why he jump on it. My only guess is that he truly enjoys our evenings out together. At least I hope that’s why 😍

He didn’t particularly love the Oscar Wilde classic but he was patient and managed to sit through its duration, a feat not many adults can accomplish. The woman to the right of us went from sleeping to burping for the majority of the show 😬

I thought it was ok and, despite the great center row seats, once again spent the entire performance peering from behind a huge head!

Needless to say, this was the ultimate test of his [and my] years of theatre training and I think we both passed with flying colors. To reward ourselves we went big. I mean Big Mac Big! After all, what’s more American culture than McDonald’s, am I right!?

What are your thoughts, is there something you really feel strongly about exposing your kids to? How do you fit it into your busy life/schedule?

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