Friday, April 18, 2014

Once Upon A Lilly Pad- Our Stage Debut

Okay so you have to get the back story for this to really appreciate it.

When I returned from China, Sam informed me that the 2nd grade musical was coming up and that he was auditioning for the lead role.  Had found a dollar in his pocket (that may have been from God because they kid can't keep from spending every dime he has) and purchased the music CD at school and had already learned the audition lines.

I was a bit surprised by his enthusiasm and acts of responsibility toward this goal.   I was also a bit nervous because it seemed to me like the big parts should go to a teacher's kid or someone the music teacher knows well and can count on to be there and do the work.  That is not a shot, it is just what I would do if I were casting 2nd graders.

The day of the audition came and he walked out very sad because so many kids auditioned that he didn't get a chance that day. He would have to wait one more day.  On the day they announced the roles, I rehearsed in my head how I would comfort him when he didn't get it.  I know that sounds terribly pessimistic but I am just being honest.

So Sam ran out of school, came up to me, and said "Guess what mom.  I got Freddie the frog! I am the lead!"   I couldn't believe it.  Apparently when they announced it at school, he jumped up and started screaming.  We went home and called the family to let them all know.   Sam learned 8 scenes of lines in one weekend.  He was thrilled and we are so proud of our little Freddie.

The performances were yesterday and he did AMAZING! It looks like we have a theatre kid on our hands.  I love when we get to see what our kids are passionate about and get to watch them walk in it.  I can't wait to see who my little frog tries out for next.

Here are a few pics from his big day.


My friend Bernie was recording with her phone so Maggie decided to do the same with hers.



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