“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

A few weeks ago, The Wonder Place, our local kid’s playplace-extraordinaire, celebrated their first anniversary.  We braved the long lines (they had to cut off the line when they reached maximum capacity) to take Harry.  Radio Disney DJ-ed the celebration and there was a celebrity guest appearance.

By Elmo.

Actually, by a very small adult in one of the worst Elmo suits I have seen lately.

But that didn’t matter to Harry.  Elmo’s entrance was greeted with all the awe of the second coming. 


My son turned into an Elmo groupie bordering on obsessed stalker.   I don’t think the poor Elmo-clone could get two feet without Harry grabbing him, jumping on him, or pulling his fur, with a constant excited refrain of squeals and “ELMO, MY ELMO!”

 At first I was mortified.  But there’s nothing like being in the shared company of equally chagrined parents to dull the embarrassment. 

Harry still managed to find the time to:

 Get stuck,

Harry misjudges his size.

Get wet,

The water table

Get high,

Harry and the mountain top

Get dressed,

Harry and the hideous hat

Get away,

Harry escapes

And get dinner,

Time for a little trout...

All in the process of his search and destroy Elmo mission.

So, just sing with me:

Elmo's Song!

La, la, la, la…

La, la, la, la…

If you’re a parent, you know the rest…

September 10th, 2007 at 1:26 pm
5 Responses to “My son, the budding groupie”
  1. 1
    Stephanie Says:

    It looks like he had a wonderful time. I’ve never been to one of those places before. Although I don’t exactly have a reason to go to one of them, do I? heh

  2. 2
    Gina Says:

    Looks like he had a blast! Wish we had one of those here…

  3. 3
    Sheila Says:

    Love the little “gangsta” baggy pants look. 🙂

  4. 4
    Therese Says:

    That little sweetie is in serious need of a belt…no ghetto (or any other kind of) booty there.

  5. 5

    We went to the Wonder Place while visiting Arkansas… my 3 year old had SO much fun there… we didn’t get to see elmo though! LOL