Richard was great; he engaged the kids–even the serious, generally reticent kids–and had my son laughing the hardest I have ever seen him laugh. He was exactly as advertised–not in anyone’s face but totally able to entice the kids to engage with him. And he never stopped moving! I hope very sincerely he’s has an opportunity to work with kids in a sustained way over time; he had a knack for timing, energy, and engagement. After the party, when I asked my son what he had liked best, he said with zero pause, “Mr. Silly Guy.” And I heard from several other parents (including one who is notoriously negative) how much their kids enjoyed him. I would hire him again in a second.
Thanks again for all your help!
All the best,