I have very fond memories of SS Live, so I had no idea what she was talking about. After some further questioning (I am a former reporter mind you) she told me that all the kids really want is the cotton candy and Sesame Street swag once they get there. I quickly informed her that though her granddaughter is very smart, she can't quite string a sentence together to make demands like that so maybe taking her at age 1.5 is for the best. Turns out I'm right. Point moi. (I think this makes it like Mom: 7,422; Nicole: 4. We are now thinking about moving to Sesame Street. Here's how I made it affordable.
1) My sister-in-law, Nicki, got discounted tickets through her work. It was only $2 off a $19 ticket, but that's four dollars we could be spending at the casino...kidding...in Faith's piggy bank. Total for tickets: $34. And they were the best seats in the house in my opinion. See for yourself.
|Just off the floor, up a couple risers, with room to put our kitchen sink.Thanks, Nicki!|
|It was difficult for my 22 pound baby to hold this sucker down.|
|Awesome photo taken by my life-saver, Nicki Davis :)|
3) I brought snacks and water. Unlike most events that put your purse through the ringer before you enter, Sesame Street security is quite generous. Faith had plenty of Goldfish, puffs and a banana to munch on, so we didn't end up spending a dime at the concession stand.
|I'm sorry, but she's so freaking cute it's scary sometimes.|
5) Nicki, aka Cameryn's mom, brought Cam's Elmo doll. I thought about bringing Faith's, but figured we might lose it. Thankfully, Elmo and Cookie tagged along with Cam and she was willing to share. That's what cousins, and sisters-in-law, are for. This saved me from having to buy an overpriced stuff animal/light up toy. Man, I'm starting to sound like a mean mom.
Grand total spent: $34, plus lunch afterwards, which was well-deserved.
The Sesame Street look on Faith's face when the characters came out and she said "BiBaCuukieAbbyOscurELMO," : Beyond priceless!