Feeling that school play pride

Feeling that school play pride

We've been oh so busy today and have even more things to come this evening. Am I the only one that has many days where I have zero plans and then everything happens at once? I'm not complaining though. I'll take anything to break up these frozen winter days.

A couple of new things today, but I'm going to focus on the most important one:

The event: Lilia's 2nd grade play

The theme: Bebop with Aesop

DSC_0019There is nothing better than watching kids get up on stage, reciting their memorized lines, honing their acting skills and singing songs all while in costume. I'm talking frogs, a sheep and a wolf amongst other things.

Lilia was dressed as an ant, looking spectacular in her black costume and antennae. She even had a speaking part! Okay all of the kids did, but still! She rocked her part, but let's be honest, I would be just as proud if she'd completely forgotten her lines and ran off the stage.

I told her yesterday that I was going to sit in the front row, jump up and yell, "Woo-hoo, that's my daughter! She's number one!" I also said I would then run back and forth in front of the stage doing jazz hands while singing along to the songs. Her laughing response was, "Yeah, right!" A pause. "Mommy, you're not really going to do that, are you?"

I feel it's my job as a parent to keep her on her toes. You never know when your mom is going to show up cheering. Be prepared.

Alas, I figured that might take away from the other kids so I sat politely and clapped at all of the acceptable times. Overall, it was the highlight of the month. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some singing and jazz hands to perfect.

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