Our local library had a drawing for free tickets to go see Cirque du Soleil perform. The entrants had to be 14 years of age or younger, so I signed up James and Jacob.
Yesterday I got the call - James had won the drawing and was the proud owner of two tickets to see Dralion!
The kids wanted to know what the show was going to be like, so I found a video on youtube.
After watching that, the two younger boys grew VERY excited - which presented a problem. James only won two tickets. If I am to take both boys, we would need an additional ticket. Fortunately, Jonathan doesn't want to go, and neither does Sean. But finances are tough right now, and I was fairly certain we couldn't afford an extra ticket.
But Sean told me to make some calls and find out how much a ticket would be - if there was even a seat available next to the ones we had won. So I called the library and explained the situation, and they happily gave me the seating info on the tickets - Section 110, Row 15, seats 15 & 16. They also confirmed that the tickets did not specify adult or child, so could be used either way.
A quick call to the show center found that Row 15 was completely booked. However, Row 14 had seats available - seat 16, right in front of the two seats we won! When I explained the situation, the ticket lady was sympathetic, and gave me a small discount, enabling us to buy that needed third ticket for $78.25.
Now, we honestly can't afford that, but Sean said to go for it anyway. We'll just have to be very very careful with our food budget this pay period - but I was able to work out a menu plan that should have us eating well the entire time for under $100.
Long story short - WE'RE GOING TO DRALION!!!!