Memories: Danielle's Story

View Comments(0)

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 Awesome Mom Contest.

My Memory

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!

My Mother Recommends:

The Lion King [View tickets]

...for all ages!