Oronzo and I took Snuggle Bug to an outdoor concert tonight. It's not the first one he's gone to. We've been taking him to these spring/fall concerts (6 in each season) since he was 5 months old.
At first, it was simple. We'd wheel Snuggle Bug in his car seat/stroller combo, lay him on our blanket, play cards with our friends until it got dark, eat our picnic basket dinner, drink a bit of wine, and listen to fantastic music. He didn't go anywhere and he'd fall asleep in my arms, so it was no problem.
Snuggle Bug started crawling at 7 months, but he didn't like the feel of grass for the longest time, so he wouldn't stray off of our blanket and he still fell asleep in my arms.
This spring he's walking and now it's a bit more challenging to take him to these outdoor concerts, but still a lot of fun!
Now, Snuggle Bug runs all around our blanket, and weaves in and out of the crowd, pausing to flirt with strangers as one of us follows close behind. He likes to roll in the grass, pet dogs, play ball with the big kids, and when the music starts, he likes to go right up close to the amphitheater stage and watch the musicians and the conductor. He dances to the rhythm of the music, claps at the end of the songs, and tonight he also took a plastic spoon to use as a baton and he imitated the conductor with great enthusiasm!
Once again, he again fell asleep in my arms, to the melodious sound of pops orchestra music swirling up to the stars!
I wonder, will he grow up to be a musician or a conductor?