Whenever I ask Marcus if he had any dreams the night before, he always says, "yes" and he always says he dreams about music. I'm not sure if he knows what dreams are, but I wouldn't be surprised if he really did dream about playing all his favorite instruments like a pro.
A couple weeks ago, we took the kids to see the Pacific Symphony perform a free outdoor concert in our city and take part in the interactive musical playground. Needless to say, it was a dream come true for our little Mozart.
We approached a violinist who I thought could have been David Arquette with a curly mustache. Marcus saw David's violin and then, of course, had to pull out his own.
David started playing a piece for Marcus
And Marcus thought it would sound better as a duet.
After that, he looked around and realized that this place was THE BOMB. I didn't get it on camera, but his knees were bouncing and the hugest toothless grin plastered his face. In this picture, he's probably thinking, "I can't believe it. It's just like my dreams!" There may have even been expletives involved. The boy was excited!
Up next, real life, man-sized trombone.
Look at his form on the trumpet! You better watch your back, Wynton Marsalis!
I think the highlight for him was playing the violin because he talked about wanting to play it again for the rest of the night.
Meanwhile, Audrey made a tambourine craft while eyeing the 2 bounce houses she was excited to sweat in.
Audrey's dream come true = football field-sized bounce house built on top of a trampoline, with alternating Icee and cotton candy stands inside + built-in air conditioning so that she can expel liters of sweat to her heart's content. Either that, or to be the first 6 year-old contestant on Wipeout.
She looks like a bizarre combination of Ramona Quimby and Mike's dad in this picture.
BTW, all the swimming this summer made Audrey several shades darker. She looks like the offspring of a bi-racial marriage.
I don't know Derek well enough yet to know what his dream come true would be.
But something tells me that baby body building might be involved.
So our summer evening out at the concert was a fun time for all of us. We had full tummies, a camera full of captured memories, and happy kids. I'm not sure what Marcus dreamt about that night, but I think I have an idea.