Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Show Did Go On

One of the things I looked forward to most about having a child in school (besides a few moments of peace) is the school Christmas program. Last night my daughter joined her peers to perform a fun filled evening of songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, and many, many laughs.
Being the fashionista that she is, she picked out a tasteful black and white dress for her appearance. All weekend long she begged to wear it but we were firm in that it wasn't to be worn until her program. And for a while, I was uncertain as to whether the weather would permit the show to go on. With temperatures in the teens and recent snowfall, it was quite frightful outside. But we made it! And we were surprised by Boppa and Meemaw who decided to come down for the night to see their granddaughter in her first school program. How wonderful!
It was fun to see other parents anticipating the nights events. The staff at the preschool were all dressed so nicely and there was a slide show featuring the kids before the performance began. And when the kids lined up on the stage, there was no denying that we were in for quite a treat.

Before the show begins, my son is fascinated by the lights.

One girl sneezed so hard a big strand of snot shot out of her nose. When the kids started to sing The B-I-B-L-E song, they were singing it so loud, oblivious of how the audience was reacting, we all started laughing. I was laughing so hard I was crying! With great gusto the kids used their hands to resemble reindeer antlers. There was dancing. One girl lifted two of the three layers of her dress up. And one kid was singing as if he were a drill sergeant giving orders. It was a great night!

My daughter is going on stage with the rest of her class. In no time she was waving like a beauty queen and soaking up the spotlight.

I remember singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as a kid. I wonder if it was just as hilarious.

My daughter was in the front and got to dance. Here she is groovin'.

My boy, watching his sister on stage.

He's a dapper man. I think there is nothing cuter than a tie on a little boy ... even if it is a clip-on.


Zil said...

Is it just me or are your kids exceptionally good looking?

Kelly said...

Oh ... it's not just you!