We said we would not be those parents.
We live in LA, but our kids will not be Hollywood, we said.
Then we first chance we got, we took a four-year-old to an awards show.
Well, whatever. It was fun.
Actually, we've been to a lot of these live events, and The Gorilla and I both agree that the Kids Choice Awards is the best by far. Instead of the vibe being tense and "cool," it's fun and cheerful. Also it's very (very) well done.
We had side stage seats, a great close up for the fun opening number. This also meant we weren't far from Marky Mark.
During the commerical breaks, huge crews would come out and clean the floor of all the splattered slime.
We weren't sitting too far from Duck Dynasty head Willie and his wife. My husband turned to me and said, "The Duck Dynasty wives have a tell-all in Us Weekly. I almost bought it."
Understand that he didn't mean for me.
We thought it was really cool that they gave the first Lifetime Achievement Award to producer Dan Schneider, creator of multiple tv hits like All That, The Amanda Show, Drake & Josh, Zoey 101, iCarly, Victorius, and Sam & Cat. Behind-the-scenes geniuses don't usually get recognized so publicly.
The Gorilla produced & directed a segment called Slime Rodeo that turned out really funny. We cheered when it ran.
And what's a little Nickelodeon without a little slime?
About midway through the show, Pigtail asked if we could go to McDonalds so she could play on the slide.
So I guess she is an average kid after all.