Ah, the elementary school musical. There is nothing quite like it. What a way to travel back to one’s own childhood (certainly mine!) and what a sweet way to celebrate the season. Youngest son was a snowflake in his school’s holiday musical. He even had lines to speak!
He was a bundle of nerves for a good few weeks as he had been assigned four lines to speak at different points in the musical. Nothing heavy, but a very big deal for a naturally shy kid. We kept the lines in heavy rotation with homework, and a few weeks ago he realized that he was prepared. And prepared meant that he could do it. And have fun!
There were moments during the performance when I could see just how tense he was, concentrating very deeply and anxious to have his lines done. Once he had completed his final line, a different boy emerged, one who was suddenly large in his gestures and really taking part in the group songs. Hopefully he’ll remember that part the next time he has the chance to take part in something like this.
Grandma is a loyal audience member at these things and deserves a couple of shots here as I know she’s dying for some pictures to show her friends!
This was a nice way to end the evening. Full of a sense of “I did it!” and some laughter too.
Maybe he’ll relax about Christmas now…ha!