R and I took Jesse to see the Broadway touring production of Man of La Mancha tonight. I'm ashamed to say that I've never read Don Quixote or in fact seen any movie version of it, although I did see the documentary Lost in La Mancha, which was quite good. Anyway, I hadn't been in a mood to go to a play, but we had bought tickets to the whole Broadway season and they were expensive, so we weren't staying home and wasting that money. But I was pleasantly surprised. It was a good production, a great set, and I found the story, which I had previously only had a vague idea of, very appealing. I was afraid it would be too grown up for Jesse, or at least too boring, but he seemed to like it and didn't get fidgety until very close to the end. I asked him about it afterward and he seemed to have a good concept of what had happened in the story, which was a very complex story to follow for a kid his age who had no idea of what it would be about to begin with. The next two shows are Mamma Mia and Spamalot and I expect those to be really fun for all of us. Jesse begged his Daddy to get season tickets for the 2008 season and of course he caved, yay!, so I guess we're going to musicals for some time to come.