I really needed the night out. We have two young daughters – ages 3 and 18 months. The past few years have worn us down. We have officially lost our mojo. In the evenings we usually end up eating at home, grumbling through chores, renting a Redbox movie, and going to bed at 10. Dullsville.
When I gleefully announced to my husband that I won us tickets to Ovo, we went through the whole cycle of “Oooh, maybe we could have a date night!” to “Ugh, what if the babysitter can’t get them to sleep again and we have a repeat of last Saturday when we had to leave the movie early?” We thought about taking the whole family, but our youngest goes to bed at 7 p.m. and would maybe be scared by the circus. We came up with a brilliant solution. I would take our three-year old, her four-year old best friend who lives across the street, and his awesome mom!
I seriously cannot thank Beth from Anti-supermom and Mall of America enough. For families considering going to Cirque’s OVO, I highly recommend it. This show is visually stunning and thrilling, but family friendly with enough silly humor and a cute story line to capture the little ones’ attention. My neighbor and I marveled at the up-beat, stylish entertainment and agreed it felt like we were at a fun, Euro party! We saw several families with young children, but most had to be carried out at the end and a few, like mine, fussed a bit.
If you are considering taking your family to see OVO, first, DO IT! Second, you might want to consider a matinée. The evening show got a little late for our young ones.
And that, friends, is the story of how two mommys and two preschoolers stayed up way past their bedtime and went to see the most awesome show they have ever seen.