"Let's do something fun today." We're four days into winter break and I've already heard that question at least a dozen times. When I first heard that the Harlem Globetrotters were coming to town over break, I knew it would silence their cries for "something fun." I was in.
It silenced the question that day. The kids woke up and couldn't wait to get to the arena to watch the game at 1 pm. My son loves sports and my daughter loves live events/shows, so going to see the Globetrotters was a total family win (and agreeable event!).
While I remember seeing this famous team perform years ago when I was a kid, I saw it differently this time around as a parent. It was the perfect mix of entertainment, comedy and sports. They played four 10-minute quarters with sporadic breaks for dancing, comedy bits and audience involvement.
The players (including a female Harlem Globetrotter, which made my daughter SO happy) flew through the air while dunking, dribbled and danced, and even stood atop the hoop during the two hour show. It was a "fun" family afternoon full of giggles, laughter, and way too much popcorn!