On our way to see Annie on broadway...how exciting! When I was a child my
mother did the best she could to bring culture into our lives. We didn't have
much money, so she would save up for tickets to shows that she wanted us to see. Growing up in the Chicago land area was easy to bring culture into our lives. Now, living in Arizona, I find it a bit of a challenge to bring culture in to my daughters life. Yes, there is culture here, and I am not knocking it, but it is different than a large metropolitan city. Chicago has some of the best zoos, museums, art history and the like. Obviously, it is no New York, but pretty
darn good! Even though Arizona is growing and one of the larger cities in America and getting better....it is still very reminiscent of a small town.
I feel very fortunate to be going to New York to see a play. My first Broadway play as well!! My daughter and I are sharing this first experience and I am savoring every moment. We're taking the train, a first for my daughter, right into Grand Central Station. Walking through the city, stopping in Time Square, dinner and a show, then home. It will be an experience I will cherish forever and I know she will too.
Even though you may not live in a big city or even near one, it is important to bring culture and diversity into your child's life. This will help them learn, grow, experience and accept. Take advantage of all the things you can to educate your child and have them grow up as a well rounded individual. Large city or small town there are opportunities for all. Local plays or Broadway, large zoos and aquariums or small petting zoos and art
fairs. Take advantage. Make a difference.
I'm grateful for my mother and her saving her money to take us to plays, zoos, museums and the city to experience different cultures. I now realize how lucky we were, even if we were in the back row of the theater. All my best, Dyan