All this week, the TN Team Blog is celebrating Mother's Day by sharing our staff's stories of events they attended with their mothers. To share your own story and enter for a chance to win $75 in assorted gift cards, head over to the TN.com Awesome Mom Contest blog entry.
Growing up, I was more of a "wild child," so getting me to sit still at an event for one or two hours wasn't really an option for my poor mother.
Though we don't have any memories of going to concerts or sporting events together when I was a child, I do have TONS of memories of my mom bringing me to The Lutz Museum, a local children's museum, and Wickham Park, an amazing park in my hometown that includes multiple playscapes, trails, and even a small zoo.
Now that I've grown up and I can handle sitting still (most of the time), my mom and I have a great time seeing productions such as Wicked and Cirque du Soleil when they are playing in our area! We love to have girls' nights, where we can grab dinner out and then go see a show.
See, it's never too late to start going to the theater with your mom! I can't wait for our next adventure — we want to see Blue Man Group!
My Mother Recommends:
All this week, the TN Team Blog is celebrating Mother's Day by sharing the staff's stories of events we've attended with our mothers. To share your own story and enter for a chance to win $75 in assorted gift cards, check out the TN.com Awesome Mom Contest.
My mom loves getting out and going places. We've been to the Grand Canyon and had many silly mother-daughter adventures together. A few years ago, my mom said she wanted to go see a show just to get out of the house and do something different, so my dad bought tickets for The Lion King at the Bushnell in Hartford, CT. It was a surprise for me because I was her designated date!
When we first arrived at the theater, I thought my father had made a mistake in his choice of tickets because the place was swarmed with little kiddos and their grandparents. Here my mom and I (one hip young lady and one hip older lady) were standing amongst excited and jittery five-year-olds. I figured I'd give the show a chance, though — I mean, I loved the movie when it first came out all those years ago when I was just seven!
I'm glad I did because when we sat down and the show started, any doubt I had disappeared. The puppetry and the lighting made the show come to life! I never expected feeling the same excitement and captivation as the five-year-olds surrounding me, and I can guarantee that every person in that theater was in awe.
Of course, being the blubbering cry-babies that we are, my mother and I got the tissues out a couple of times during the show, but who wouldn't?! And even though it wasn't a Mother's Day present, it was still a great gift. I would recommend The Lion King to anyone in any age group!
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The TN Team will be celebrating Mother's Day all next week by sharing memories of live events we've attended with our moms. We want to hear your stories, too! And you know what that means...
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Whatever it may be, tell us why your mom is the greatest in the comments below.
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It's Amy! She was chosen out of dozens and dozens of entries to win our fully loaded TicketNetwork fanny pack. We'd like to thank everyone who entered; it shows how much people still love and cherish the wonder that is the fanny pack.
Although the contest winner was chosen randomly, we'd like to highlight some of our favorite entries of the week. Enjoy!
- "because I like saying 'Fanny'" —Andrew
- "Nothing screams Patriotism more then sporting my Red, White, and Blue Stars and Stripes sequin Fanny Pack! They are a multipurpose accessory for any occasion!" —Nick, the founder of International Fanny Pack Day
- "At concerts they are a great way to keep everything close and secure so Ya can rock!! LOL" —Denise
- "To carry everything you might need for an event without having to carry anything." —Susan
- "Ain't nothin' lackin' when you're fanny packin'" —Andrew
- "People say they are geeky or uncool. I think they are great!!! I am always right!" —Meredith
- "Because when you're bike touring with thousands of people, the girl with the neon fanny pack makes the most friends." —Amy (yes, THAT Amy)
- "WITH THE GRANDKIDS YOU NEED BOTH HANDS" —Cathie
Don't forget to check out the last week of fanny pack posts if you haven't already. Stay tuned for future contests!
It's the last day of our Bring Back the Pack week here at the TN Team Blog, which means it's also your last chance to enter to win a fully loaded TicketNetwork fanny pack! Click here to enter!
In case you've missed the awesomeness that has been on our blog this past week, here's a review of what was posted:
5 reasons why fanny packs are so cool: Mike kicks off our Bring Back the Pack campaign with five great reasons to start using fanny packs in your everyday life.
A not-so-true history of the fanny pack: I give a completely (not at all) true account of famous fanny packs throughout history.
Awesome Fanny Packs Photo Gallery: Danielle and Erin bring you some amazing photographic evidence of just how versatile fanny packs can be.
Happy International Fanny Pack Day!: Erin provides the origins of International Fanny Pack Day and asks that you contribute to your local food back to celebrate.
Who says fanny packs can't be stylish?: Our guest fashion blogger Hannah shows you three stylish ways to pull off the fanny pack look.
Using your fanny pack at a festival: Mike gives tips on what to carry in your festival fanny pack to be prepared for all eventualities.
What's Inside Celebrity Fanny Packs?: Tim guesses what celebrities keep in their fanny packs.
Contest ends tonight at midnight! Winner announced tomorrow!