Don't Try This At Home

"Pssss bab click click click. The car is riding the helicopter. BOOM! It crashes onto the car below..."

I looked up from reading to see my son bang one toy car from an aerial position down onto another on the ottoman. This was the moment I realized perhaps he is too young to be watching the Discovery Channel show Mythbusters with us. At least, not without my previewing and selecting which episodes might be a better influence than others.

My husband and I are huge Mythbusters fans. When the Behind the Myths Tour came to our attention, the furthest South Adam and Jamie were scheduled to travel was Raleigh, North Carolina. We took a date weekend to travel to Raleigh just to see the show. 

Upon our return, our son was a little disgruntled over being excluded. We said maybeif the Mythbusters came to Tampa, we could all go see them. Little did we know that was going to be a matter of a mere seven months later.

For our March trip and show, my husband (with his talented graphic designer sister's help) created a poster to look like a Tweet that read: "@donttrythis We're all the way from Tampa! PICK ME!" After unveiling his sign, he was selected to go on stage for one of the audience participation opportunities.

When tickets became available for the Tampa showing of the Tour in October, my husband decided we needed to spring for the VIP seats and post show Meet & Greet with Adam and Jamie. He really wanted to get pictures with them and try to get them to autograph his Tweet sign that got him on stage. Of course, an 8-10 PM show with backstage time following, sounded like a recipe for disaster with a four year old.

We bought our tickets: two VIP seats with Meet & Greet. We booked the baby-sitting gig with Grandma. We have not and plan not to tell Hank we ever went. Shhh! It's a secret.

The show is really awesome! And who knows, in a few years...