We’re never washing our cheeks and hands again because Elmo kissed us. Except that tonight is taco night, so maybe then we’ll be forced to use soap and water.
Gordon and Elmo were at Montclair High School performing a benefit for Luna Stage. But it was much more than a sweet show where Elmo made Gordon put on a wig and pretend he was Goldilocks. It was two super stars who’ve meant the world (plus all of the ice cream in it) to millions of children worldwide. They’ve meant the world to me and my kids, too.
And Gordon (AKA Rosoe Orman from Montclair) and Elmo (AKA Kevin Clash) spent their morning in Montclair pro bono. And they pulled my kid–and many others–on stage to sing about cars. And they stuck around afterward so hundreds of people could take photos. And then after that, Kevin Clash plucked my crying 3-year-old from the crowd (her time with Elmo was over, after all). And he called her over to him for a special kiss and hug from Elmo himself. He did that for lots of kids today.
I had a talk with my girls outside on Park Street. I told them, “If Elmo can kiss and hug you when you cry and make you feel better, maybe you can kiss and hug someone else when they are feeling bad.”
We had a moment.
Then we went home to make tacos.
Were you there? What did you think of the show?