April 20, 2012

Lesson of the Day

So great to get positive notes from Patrons and I'm thrilled that even the youngest child can be affected by theatre! ~ Bobbitt
Hello Discovery Theater, Adventure Theatre and Chris Van Allsburg!

I would like to share with you an experience I had today with my 2 year old son. We attended with my 9 month old a performance entitled, "Just A Dream: The Green Play". An original play by Adventure Theatre and based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. This play is intending for an audience much older than my barely verbal 2 year old. But, I like to expose him to different experiences and artistic mediums. And, it is a lot better than television:)!

Well, we made it through the performance without the boys acting out. Which, this alone made it a successful outing! And, Jan Braxton (the 2 year old) seemed to enjoy the production. It held his attention.

What I wanted to share with you and the reason for my correspondence is what happened today at our local playground. Jan Braxton discovered an empty chip bag on the ground. My husband and I were both a good distance away from him and told him "No. That is trash!" Thinking that in our germ filled world, he should touch trash! Well, our little guy dropped it at first. Then, immediately picked it back up and started running to the trash can that was about 30 yards away. He threw the bag in the can. So, there you have it. Unfortunately, but honestly I have to admit that our family isn't great about recycling (or reusing and reducing for that matter). And, we did not teach him this behavior. Then, it occurred to me; wasn't that the whole point of the play we saw today?! So, you taught my little guy and he taught us this evening. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to your craft. You obviously did a great job and made a different in this families life (and the world, right?!). I promise to follow JB's lead and do better in the future to care for our planet (and follow the 3R's).

I hope this note finds you all well! Thank you, again!

Sincerely, Joy Garren

1 comment:

Amanda Russell said...

What a great story! Makes us so proud to do what we do. And as early as 2 years old!