When most people find out I have twins they usually say, “Oh, how adorable!” Listen, adorable isn’t the word I’d use to describe the last five years. The kids were born three months early, only weighed two pounds, we lived in northeast Wisconsin away from family, and I started a business.
The word I’d use to describe the experience is intense.
However, January 2nd my twins, Zoe and Thaddeus, turned five and I’m enjoying them more than at any previous time. Two weeks ago I took the kids to see Mario “The Maker” Magician, and it was easily the most fun I’ve ever had with them.
Before I talk about the magic show, here’s a funny story that happened while the show was in progress.
What is love?
…being in the bathroom with your twins and taking a leak when your daughter changes her mind about having to go potty.
Then you stop mid-stream to make sure the toilet seat is covered for her. And in the process, pee all over your own underwear because you couldn’t stop peeing fast enough.
Back to Mario The Maker Magician…
A little about Mario from his website:
Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a performer and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and S.T.E.A.M. initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he presents in a very stylized, vaudeville-inspired, punk rock way. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.
It was a joy to watch my kids engage with Mario while he performed-in a way I have never seen from them-they laughed at all the jokes and after the show, Thaddeus followed Mario around and tried to jack him for his robots.
Here’s an entertaining video from Mario’s website:
If Mario The Maker Magician comes to your hood, take your kids to go see him. You and your kids will love it.
P.S., I haven’t been posting lately because I’m in the middle of family drama; once it’s over, I’ll post more often.