Fast forward to this fall, when we saw a commercial announcing their tour- and wouldn't you know it, they were in town just a week and a half before Stinky's birthday. As an early birthday gift, we got tickets. The morning of, we told him there was a big surprise, but didn't tell him what until we arrived. When we told him, he didn't really get it. He asked for popcorn and candy. I had to explain that this wasn't a movie theater, but a show theater, and the Movers weren't in a movie, they would be on the stage. His eyes got really big as we eagerly waited for the doors to open.
When the concert started, his eyes sparkled and he grinned, but he really lost it when Mover Rich came running up the aisle. “It’s Rich!” he said in an awed voice, then repeated again “It’s Rich, right here!” I did get a picture- but he turned just as I snapped.
I think it was a little overwhelming for him, all of it. He participated mostly from my lap, or just next to me in the aisle- above, we're making our best "brainstorming" faces. At one point, he felt brace and started weaving through the aisle of kids toward the stage. I caught up to him about halfway there.
The Movers keep it fun for the parents- over-the-kids head jokes, dancing to MC hammer, rewriting Kiss and Journey songs. My favorite, though was when they covered Jimmy Eat Worlds's In the Middle. I love that song- and I needed to hear those lyrics. Stinky loved the show, and truth be told, I enjoyed it more than I think I'm ready to admit.