To the skivvy-wearing, brightly coloured and incredibly talented Wiggles…
Anthony, Simon, Lachy and Emma, you are the epitome of the word ‘Inspiring’. This morning I attended my first ever Wiggles show and was nothing short of spellbound. The energy you bring to your shows is rewarded with thousands of innocent young eyes lighting up around the arena when you sing ‘Rockabye Bear’ and ‘Hot Potato’.
Laughter and screams of “More!”, at least from my daughter, when a certain bear is hunting you and the urgent squeals of joy, Lachy, when you fall asleep and we need to wake you up.
The way you engage with all areas of the room and leave no child feeling left out, least of all bored. And Captain Feathersword, riding your pirate ship leaving the little ones in awe as you sail past – mesmerising.
It isn’t just me that sees the value of your entertainment, and I don’t just mean money. The lady in the bathroom, struggling with a hungry newborn in an Ergo, she knew it was worth it for her older daughter who was eagerly waiting by the door with an Emma bow in her hair. If our girls grow up wanting to be like Emma, that’s no bad thing. Confident and holding their own amongst men – even better, leading those men!
The father, who was there seemingly under protest, but knew his son was having a rocking time, was even tapping his own feet by the end. His son learnt more than he realised, how men can be successful but also caring, plus it’s ok to sing and dance.
All the adults there – mums, dads, grandma’s, grandpa’s, aunts and uncles – we were there because you bring such joy to our kids. Your character as role models, particularly you Emma, is genuine and something to be proud of.
And finally, the excitement in my own 2 year-olds eyes when she realised our usual morning tea break had come to life in front of her, was priceless. I thank you for that. As a parent the most we can hope for is to see that ‘look’ in their eyes as much as possible and know we are doing a good job. So thank you, for making our job a little easier!
Do you and your kids love The Wiggles? Please share your Wiggly experiences in the comments below.
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