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How The Wiggles Changed One Mom's Life

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Mom•Logic's Jackie: My Saturday night date with the Wiggles is a major turning point in my life.


Growing up in Massachusetts, I was a Red Sox fan first--girl, daughter, sister and friend all trailed in the distance. Where teenagers around the country might be thinking about boys and school dances, I was dreaming of becoming one of those perfectly coiffed Sox wives who sat in the family section at Fenway Park.

When I met my husband (who is now a fan too) and he asked me to marry him,we considered having our wedding at Fenway. When our first son was born, we traveled the country to see three games in three separate parks before our baby boy was even 2 months old. Living in California, we pay an obscene amount of money to see games on satellite TV, and it's only once a year that we can somehow get to see them play in person.

So what could have made me turn down free tickets for great seats when they face off against the LA Dodgers tonight?

The Wiggles are in town and my 2-year-old just adores them. He and his 3-year-old brother will be so surprised to see them in person. So we're going to see them instead. That is now what makes me happy.

How have you changed since having kids?

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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Cyn March 29, 2008, 9:13 PM

What a great story. It’s amazing how we learn to love something new, just to make them happy.

Anonymous March 29, 2008, 11:18 PM

The Wiggles ROCK! What a good mom.

h.c. trouble March 30, 2008, 7:45 AM

spending any time with your kids is special to them. these are the things they will remember. family is everything.are kids were brought up on dodgers,ducks angels and disney. and reading green eggs and ham.i don’t think you can read enough to your kids.

Misty-Jo March 30, 2008, 10:21 AM

I remember when we took our son (then 3) to see The Wiggles in concert last year. He was so excited. The look on his face when they came out on stage was absolutely priceless. I will never forget it.
Amazing how our priorities change in life, eh? I think for the better.
What a fantastic story.

ananda March 30, 2008, 12:45 PM

for us it was dan zanes… can’t believe how much fun we actually found it. not the show but watching our kids watch the show it was like magic—like a light switch going on, teaching them to love music. Thanks for your story.

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