So yes, the gang trooped to Araneta Coliseum this evening to see HSM on Ice. The kids missed swimming, and my kids rushed home from Kids' Band and Tae Kwon Do so that we wouldn't be late. Yes, I'm glad to report that we have raised kiddos who are sticklers for punctuality; YAY!!! It was Lai and her kids and me and my kids. We borrowed their Lolo's black van to save on gas (of course!) and so that we would just use the one car and the one driver. Besides, we knew the kids all wanted to stay together anyway. *roll eyes here* hehehe.
Traffic was way lighter than what I thought it would be. We arrived with close to an hour before the show started. So we wandered around the outside of the Coliseum to see if there was any place that would strike our fancy for a quick and cheap meal. Nada. The kids I think were too excited to go inside and FEEL the place, hehehehe.
So we all troop inside finally, and we spy Dairy Queen right away. I told the kids sure, they could have ice cream....they could get a large one, too....but that it should last them throughout the whole show. Wishful thinking, I know, but hey, a mother (and her wallet!) can hope, right?
We did pretty good, as a whole, we "only" consumed the following:
• 5 large Dairy Queen Blizzards (1 was mine)Not too bad, considering we resisted the kids' pleas for those ridiculously over-priced sno-cone slushies at P600 a pop! Hello!!! Totally ridiculous! I don't think anyone bothered to buy those! Other over-priced stuff were those plastic hats that Ryan wore and some Wildcat pennants. I told Rogan I could make him bigger and better ones, hehehehe. Good thing my son believed me! :)
• 1 ice cream sandwich
• 1 Jamaican Patty (Elizza's)
• 1 bucket popcorn
• 2 slices pizza
• 2 hotdogs
• 1 order NYFD french fries
Overall, I think the kids enjoyed the show. It was nothing spectacular, it was OK. Just put the movies onto ice and that's pretty much it. The movie had better acting, too. In Rogan's words, and I quote: "Mama, the acting is just terrible!" Hehehehe. Straight from a child's mouth, ladies and gentlemen! :)
And they could have been a bit picky about some of their skaters, too! I mean, these were supposed to be high school kids, right? But the guy they chose to play Ryan--holy moly! He was old and craggy! Again, to quote Rogan: "Mama, that guys looks sooooo old!!!" :) From the mouth of babes!
The truly good skater I think was Troy. He wasn't the best looker, but he skated really well and he played the part pretty well. He used his time on the ice and showed off his skill. Even Riley couldn't help but clap when he saw Troy leaping and spinning all over the place!
After the show, to the kids' disappointment, we opted to all go home. The kids had homework to be done and there was no way I'd let them off the hook for the that one! :)