Click! Record! Click!
Look at all the lights of the cameras and phones as the kids sing their songs.
I admit it. I used to be so amused at all of this just for elementary school productions where I taught.
How many pictures and videos do you really need of this VERY far from even off Broadway performance?
Then, I sent my kid to daycare and around the holidays got the notice he would be participating in a singing performance.
The show was taking place at a time where I was not working and I had to admit I was excited to see how he would look with his little 2 year old classmates singing the songs.
When I arrived, the place was crowded. The lights dimmed and all of the phones lit up. I laughed to myself watching them. The kids came out and…
My heart melted. Completely melted with how adorable and excited they all were.
My phone came out faster than you could say Jingle Bells. I needed to show this to all of our family and my Facebook friends who absolutely would LOVE this.
Just as I was ready, my son saw me.
That little munchkin ran off the stage crying and would not go back. So much for that frozen moment of time.
The next year, I figured he would do much better. He was 3, could speak more and was happy to be in whatever they were going to sing. For over a week we planned how he was going to stay on the stage next to his best friends and sing his heart out. Picture dance mama and you can get the feel of how crazy I was getting in our pep talks. For sure, this was going to be his day care singing career defining moment.
And it was. Just not what I was going for.
So this year, I got smart. The kids were practicing when I went to drop my son off. I told the teacher that he usually doesn’t last for these things but for practice there may be a chance.
He didn’t even get on the stage with everyone. My little munchkin sat in his teacher’s lap and cried while his friends sang their little hearts out. (Minus the one who HAD TO GO POTTY and seemed focused on that.)
Next week for the performance, I will be sending his dad. Maybe he will have better luck.
Bet the kid gets a Grammy award.
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