Tuesday, January 29, 2008

i am the best parent ever. no contest. the end.

what do you have when you get 300 sugar laden children missing their naptimes(i know of one little boy in particular who ate a small tub full of chocolate chips), 100 stressed out parents, a gabillion jangling toy tambourines, one cd of repetitive children's music and three skittle-colored broadway musical wannabes?
the doodlebops live at independence center!!!

reagan is a pretty big doodlebops fan. most of his musical "training" comes from watching their show. he can strum a guitar, beat some skins, play the piano and shake a tambourine with the best of them. so when i heard that they would be at the mall(or "the center" as those in the know call it) i jumped up, shuffled around and got my groove on and headed to the mall with the kiddies in tow. plus, this event was free. there was no way i was paying $18-30 a pop for the live show. after waiting for more than an hour, we finally got to the front of the line. and reagan entered heaven as he knows it.



this cracked me up! this little kid on the bottom right excitedly stripped his shirt of for the doodlebops to sign.


poor reagan was ecstatic to see them. but he didn't want to sit by them for a picture. i don't blame him. check out that freaky makeup and those weird bulbous fingers.
i left reagan's eyes red on purpose. the picture is even funnier that way.


after we had our turn we just stood and watched them from an upper level at the mall. reagan hardly even blinked. all the way home and for the rest of the night reagan would repeat over and over, "reagan had fun with the doodlebops."

11 comments:

Emily & Jeremy said...

that picture of reagen is hilarous!!

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

That may just be the cutest. story. ever.

Mad props to you Miss Heidi Ann Beck Simpson!

(PS - I had the strangest dream the other night that David and Michelle Carr were dating. It was so weird!)

Will & Natalie Giddens said...

Ooops, I meant Mrs.

Rachel said...

That picture is the best. I had never heard of those crazy scary orange and pink people, but I don't blame Reagan for being a little scared.
Ahh, the Independence Center. So many memories...

Sarah Beck said...

I've never ever heard of the doodlebops before. And after looking at the pictures, I think my kids would be weirded out too. I love that kid who took his shirt off to be autographed. Where do kids learn that from...at age 4?

Sarah Beck said...

oh, and by the way, I am still deathly scared of clowns (it probably started when I was about 3, mascots too), and by the looks of the doodlebops, they look like glorified clowns.

Meghan said...

Seriously Heidi, what are you encouraging? That is so funny, I can't believe he loves the doodlebops so much. He is such a cutie. Luckily, for me anyway, my kids don't like that show. I am proud of you for being such a good mom and indulging his obsession.

Anonymous said...

You are hands down the best parent. (At least for that day and that moment:) I have never even heard of these people and they do look a little freaky. Love the picture of you holding Reagan down for a picture. Your smile says it all!
Valoree

Elizabeth said...

That is SO special!

Debbie said...

the DOODLEBOPS!! I discovered that show shortly after Taylor was born. Of course, Jared would always make fun of me and say, "Is Taylor watching that, or are YOU watching it?" but i swear, there were times when I could just put her in her little chair in front of the TV and she would just sit and stair at them. Not so much anymore though...

That picture of Reagan is so funny and what he said about having fun with them is so precious!

Caroline said...

Oh Sydney loves the Doodlebops! She would be so jealous. Isn't is funny how kids can love something so much from far away and then be scared to death when they get close? That's how Sydney used to be with Big Al and Chuck E. Cheese!