We have gone to this show every year since my boys were 3 and 5. They were entranced, We were impressed. But I have also been moved each year to Goosebumps and sometimes tears by the simple fact that we live in a town that over and over finds ways for our children to SHINE.
For those of you who have not been to one of these shows let me fill you in - they are put on every year by Bitterroot Gymnastics and they bring in some world class acrobats (as in Cirque de Soliel type performers) and mix them in with local kids to put on a show that is not about competition, but more about art, expression, and the thrill of live theater. They give the kids, and this little town of ours an opportunity to see beyond our horizons and into a dream bigger than this valley, They also give us a chance to see how the littlest somersault is a step to the wildest acrobatics ever. They teach my kids, and me, that if we really want something all we have to do is break it down into small pieces and work, practice, care and believe. And we can do anything.
So the anything my boys are after is ACROtainment. They are moving from the audience and onto the stage. They are Toads in the show. Their role is small and their piece is short. Which is perfect for them, as they are small and short too. And all this little stuff is huge, huge, HUGE to them. And to me.
I already have tears in my eyes, goosebumps on my arms and batteries in the video camera. This show is a gift to our community, but this year my boys get to be a part of it and I cannot wait to see them hopping their little Toad hearts out.
Boys Acro Team Mom
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