If you by any chance have a little boy who is scared of plays, or even just scared of being scared, you might want to find this door the next time you go to the Seattle Children’s Theatre.
It’s the Quiet Room. I think it’s meant for screaming babies because there were a few in this room too and I think one was poopy. But, it also works well for 3 and a half year olds who are a little scared of Frog and Toad (who by the way are actually delightful, funny and not scary actors/characters who sing and dance). It’s a room where you can talk a little louder and move around while you try and watch a play without disturbing the rest of the theatre patrons.
We went to the play today after talking about Frog and Toad for months. We sat down in our seats and the terror began. The scared boy wanted to run from the theatre and the other didn’t want to leave.
Thank God we found the quiet room or I would have had to leave and it would have stung my pocket just a little after paying for tickets and parking and I would have had two screaming boys instead of just one. We lasted until the intermission because I bribed the boys with candy. I was helpless.
But the boys talked about the play the whole way home.
I’m not sure if I’m going to invest much more in theatre as it’s getting expensive and stressful. I will definitely need therapy if we go to another play soon. But if you haven’t read the books they are definitely delightful and I love reading them with my boys. And if you’re looking for a review of the play-the rest of the full theatre minus me, my guys and the poopy baby definitely seemed to be enjoying themselves.
PS. here are some happy boy pics for the grandmas who read this and need to be rewarded after such a rant: