Besh got back last night from his first trip to New York City with just Nonni and Zayde. Naturally, he had a blast. So much that on Monday he apparently had a bit of a fit in the middle of Times Square as he begged his grandparents to stay in the city for a few more days. Hard to blame him: all the M&Ms he can eat, Broadway shows, cheesecake, the giant Toys ‘R Us, taxi cabs. Heck, I want to go!
He was eventually persuaded to come home and we got to here all about the shows he saw. For the record, he saw three shows which is actually three more than I saw in NYC this year. One of the shows was Mary Poppins, which if you now mention to him will cause him to launch into a spirited song/dance performance of SupercalifragI’mnotgoingtotypetherestofit.
Thanks in no small part to the Kruger mojo, somehow Besher and grandparents got to go backstage after the Mary Poppins performance. No, don’t ask. I’ve found it’s better not to ask. But they went back and met the kids, Burt, and even Mary Poppins herself. Besh shook their hands, complimented them on their performance, and probably sang and danced for them a bit. You know, standard kid stuff.
But at one point Besh got to go on the Mary Poppins stage. Nonni stopped Besh and had him look out at the theater.
“Look, Besh,” she said. “This is what it’s like to be on a Broadway stage.”
“Yeah!” he replied. Then he decided to give an impromptu dance performance on a Broadway stage. Not sure how many other people saw it, and I’m sure he’ll be overlooked come Tony Awards time, but it’s always good to note important firsts, don’t you think?