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I brought Asher to watch the Three Little Pigs presented by The Little Company.  It was well paced and the adaptations were presented clearly enough such that Asher could remember the characters (Char, Siew and Bao) and the variations in the play (such as asking why the wolf didn’t want to eat the mother pig).  Sebastian Tan played the wolf and I thought it was really funny how all his songs had a getai sound.  Of course it was targeted to appeal to the adults, the kids probably didn’t even notice it.  And as expected, when the wolf fell into the pot of boiling soup some kids cried.

You know, it’s only after having kids do I realise how many of these classic children’s stories have so much death and violence in them.  Billy goats gruff the troll dies ; little red riding hood the wolf dies; gingerbread man gets eaten; big pancake gets eaten, etc.  And when you read the stories for older kids like Ali Baba, there’s even more murder in it…I guess this was all alluded to in The Shrek, but it didn’t strike me as much then.

Anyway, after the show there was the ritual pilgrimmage to Alkaff Bridge.  Aidan, Heather, Jo Claire and Asher burned off some energy before being shuffled off to their respective lunch destinations.

Off to the bridge

In their ‘house’

Are they counting something? Looks like Asher should be showing a 3?

Heather joins the fray

The big kids

Mei Mei wanting to join in

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