“I’m so glad we went!” That’s what I told my husband on our way home from Kyle Dine‘s concert. It was completely worth the drive which was a little over an hour. Seeing Superman’s smile smeared across his face like (dairy-free) chocolate sauce made the last minute scramble to leave on time completely worth it.
I wasn’t completely sure if Superman would even like it. Usually in larger crowds he clams up, shuts down, and gets shy, especially if the atmosphere is too loud. He’s slowly growing out of this trend, so his attitude could have been good or bad. Luckily it was good. Very good. So good that after stepping out to take my 2-year old to the bathroom, I came back and Superman was in the front row. He even volunteered to be a sign holder for one of Kyle’s songs and had a blast!
It was so encouraging to see Superman raise his hand confidently when Kyle would ask, “Who’s allergic to peanuts?” For once, Superman was in a room full of kids just like him that made him feel normal. Seeing him smile, laugh, and enjoy something like this made me tear up. I’m so thankful for times like this, and for mentors like Kyle Dine, to bring a sense of normalcy and confidence in food allergic kids. Confidence is key to living with food allergies, and we’re so pleased that Kyle is willing to encourage children with food allergies.
Kyle does a great job of relating to kids, making them laugh with crazy puppets, yet educating at the same time. He was wonderful at getting the kids involved with dancing, playing instruments, clapping, and singing! THANK YOU, Kyle, for being a food allergy hero and teaching our kids that it IS possible to live a full life with food allergies.
Want to see Kyle live? Check out his tour schedule here, or check out his CDs here. If you haven’t yet checked out Kyle’s music to instill confidence in your child…..well, you better get to it! Until then, check out his Halloween song here!