The Wiggles need a warning label
The Wiggles shimmy-shook their way through Ottawa yesterday for 2 shows on their “Celebration: Wiggles” tour. This will be the last show for
Sam Greg, Jeff and Murray. After 21 years they’re retiring from the show and tour to work behind the scenes. After they performed the first few songs they started reading some of the signs being held up by their adoring fans; some of which wished them farewell. Murray then made a comment about their retirement and noted that they’d only be a DVD away *g*. They also introduced the new Wiggles (and a new song!) a bit later on.
After listening and dancing to many of our favorites (is it wrong that I know the words to all their songs?) it was time to say goodbye. One by one the characters left the stage, until only Jeff, Murray and
Sam Greg were left. After their farewell, they hopped into the Big Red Car one last time and drove away.
Then the house lights came up and all hell broke loose. Kids started BAWLING everywhere I looked. It really shouldn’t have come as a surprise, I mean the boy band of the toddler set had just announced they were breaking up (or breaking a hip – those dudes are old! Look at the grey hair on Jeff *g*). But not my V. Nope she was sad the show was over, thrilled with her Dorothy stuffy and Dorothy shirt, excited to tell her classmates the next day and talking about the Wiggles DVDs she’d watch when she got home.
Seems painless right? I thought so too. Fast-forward to 11pm (several hours after Miss V fell asleep) and she wakes up *sobbing*, just heartbroken that she’d never see ‘Wake up Jeff‘ in person again. An hour and a half later, she finally fell back to sleep. Yes, an hour and a half spent crying about the Wiggles, begging to play on the iPad, then back to the heartbreak. (I can’t guarantee I didn’t fall asleep before she finally settled)
I fear her teenage years.