The Boy Who Cried Wolf is one of Aesop’s Fables, and is the inspiration for the idiom, “to cry wolf”, ie to give a false alarm. I Theatre’s upcoming production of The Boy Who Cried Wolf couldn’t come at a more appropriate timing, because these days, Noah really reminds us of the boy.
(Warning: Poop story coming up)
You see, whenever it is time to nap or go to bed at night, Noah would have a few “standard” stall tactics. First, he will use the “Oh, we forgot to read a story!” excuse. After we are done with the stories (yes, plural, because Daddy AND Mummy have to read at least one each), he will ask to snuggle with me for a while. When we say it’s time for him to go to his cot, he will suddenly be very thirsty, and request to get a drink from the kitchen. We’ve tried pre-empting him by getting him to drink some water before bed-time, but noooo… “I’m so, so thirsty, Mummy.” Sometimes, this is even accompanied by a few fake coughs.
Once we have safely trapped put him into his cot, and we think that he’s finally going to sleep, a little voice will say, “I need to poo-poo, Daddy.” *rolls eyes* We try to convince him that he doesn’t have to poop, because he has already done so earlier in the day, but he is super persistent, and C ends up having to bring him to the loo.
Now, before you think we are cruel parents who refuse to let our child poop when he needs to, let me tell you that he doesn’t always have poop. Sometimes, he sits there for a while, then says, “Only pee-pee, Daddy.” or “No poo-poo, Daddy.” He does try to squeeze a tiny lump of poop out, but that doesn’t always happen, and C and I will tell ourselves not to believe him the next time he asks to poop before bed-time. Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to ignore the whining, and find ourselves bringing him to the toilet for the n-th time.
This “I need to poo-poo” excuse is also Noah’s modus operandi whenever we watch a movie in the cinema, and he gets frightened by the trailers or certain scenes. It’s really quite annoying because neither of us want to miss parts of the movie, and each time we get suckered into bringing him to the toilet, there is no poop. At all.
Anyway, since we’ll be catching I Theatre’s The Boy Who Cried Wolf production next month, I took the opportunity to read the story to Noah, using this free illustrated version of the story. I tried getting him to see that his frequent “I need to poo-poo” cries were similar to the boy’s “Wolf! Wolf!” cries, but alas, he doesn’t quite seem to get it. Hopefully, the idea will sink in after he watches the performance!
Boy has a really boring job. He has to watch the sheep. That’s all. Just watch. The sheep don’t think it is boring. They know their lives depend on it. When Boy is around, they are safe from the Wolf. Then Boy decides to pretend that the Wolf is close by, and calls for help, but does not realise the consequences. A fast-paced, interactive production, with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. There’s something here for everyone, no matter how young or old you are!
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Mon, 15 Feb – Sat, 19 Mar 2016 Mon – Fri: 10am Sat: 10.30am & 2.30pm Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel Ticket Pricing: S$32 (excludes booking fee) Duration: 55 minutes including Meet-and-Greet Suitable for children aged 3 and above Buy tickets online HERE For more information, visit the I Theatre’s website HERE
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