Four, missing one more

"Four" is not an number that comes easily to mind when I think of my family. We have three kids and five people in the family, so the only time "four" makes sense is when one of us is missing. Like last weekend, when I took the kids to watch Thomas & Friends Live! The Circus Comes to Town, a musical show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine. I received a complimentary pack of four tickets -- not unusual, since most things of this nature, from hotel rooms to vacation packages to Space Mountain at Disneyland, are geared towards a family of four. Alfie didn't particularly want to watch the show, so we decided to forgo buying an extra ticket for him and save the money.


The four of us went without him and Alfie enjoyed a couple of hours to himself. But when Alfie saw the photos and the little video clips that I took -- especially the ones of the four engines moving around onstage with their moving mouths, eyes and eyebrows -- his face got all wistful, and I think a tiny part of him regretted not going. Sure, it was just a children's musical, but the trains were pretty neat (Alfie loves trains), and it was fun just watching the kids' faces as they enjoyed the show.

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Incog & Nito said...

Great take on the theme!! Happy Weekend.

Napaboaniya said...

Hope he'll get another chance to catch it, when it comes to town once more :)

stan said...

I love musicals except I haven't been to a kiddie one. That looks like a fun musical to catch.

Ordinary Biscuit said...

Very creative theme this week. Four less one.

Leslie said...

Great post for this week. ;)

Bengbeng said...

i believe there is fun in numbers..a bigger family is fun

Joyce said...

We had the same issues for a while, my youngest sonw ould not sit still for anything so we took the olde rone a few times alone, but luckily with age they both got worse! Kidding, now with age they are easier to take out more together to shows, looks like a great show by the way

Carver said...

Great shot for the theme and a good post. Happy weekend.

SASSY MOM said...

I'm sure he'd enjoy it if he watched. Lovely take. Happy weekend!

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Justice Fergie said...

we're a family of 5 too, so I totally hear ya on the FOUR thing :) thanks for visiting MamaLaw and we look forward to meeting you at Blogalicious 2009!

Annie said...

Those train faces are cute! Nice post for "four." Thanks for the visit to mine and have a nice weekend.

Gattina said...

It is 4 pm now and I read this !

Justice Jonesie said...

My sons would love this! I'll have to see if there is a showing coming near us. Thannks for visiting MamaLaw, hope to you see you in Hotlanta!!

Alice Audrey said...

Yep, he should have gone.

Mrs Mecomber said...

What a unique show! Cute!

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Photo Cache said...

Hi Bonggamom! I always enjoy your posts every week. Enjoy the spring like weather.

PastorMac's Ann said...

My four year old would have loved to accompany you!

Nice choice for four!

Daisy said...

it does look like a fun show to see, no matter what the age!

Heart of Rachel said...

That looks like a great show. My son LOVES Thomas and Friends and I'm sure he would enjoy that.