Saturday was the “Holiday Program” at the girls’ school. We were told to arrive at 9:30 so that the late people would get there before the program started at 10.
Rookie mistake, right? We are the punctual people. Next year we arrive at 10.
Because this girl? She wasn’t having the whole waiting thing. We walked laps around the pews.
#1’s class had Thanksgiving as their part of the show (they went from Thanksgiving to the Chinese New Year, including Kwanza, Christmas and Hanukkah). They were pilgrims, stating what they were thankful for, a pilgrim skit and a Thanksgiving poem.
#1 was the narrator for the Thanksgiving skit with most of the lines. Have I mentioned she’s been a little emotional lately?
She was in the middle of the line walking onto the stage area and I spotted her. She walked out all hunched over and crying. I thought she wasn’t going to recover. The church was quiet and she said all weepy, “I just want to give my daddy a hug and a kiss” so everybody in the church could hear her. The teachers let her go. Mr. Serious stood up and everybody “awwww”ed. Then, he went up and gave her a hug and a kiss, turned around and everybody applauded, just short of a standing ovation.
Amazingly, she stopped crying, went up and did her part. I so wish I had that on film!
She was such a proud pilgrim (and mommy takes terrible pictures inside without a flash. I seriously need a class on this…or a fancy lens good for indoor lighting).
And, much to the dismay of some of the parents, we did not pay her to do that. In fact, quite the opposite, we bribed her to do a good job, say her lines loud, clear and slow and to behave. And, after the crying, hug and kiss, she did just that.