I love the anticipation, and the result of all the practising and fraught dress rehearsals that come with Christmas plays. This year, is Miss N’s last play at this school. Next year she will be in year 6, and they perform an evening concert rather than a play. So it was particularly important to her this year.
She played a Mum, and quite a grumpy and strict one at that. I did have few other parents come up to me afterwards saying they wondered if she had been copying me, I couldn’t possibly comment though! She sang a beautiful solo song, about how she couldn’t solve the worlds problems, and how busy we are in this today’s world. It highlighted the contrast of commercialism today, with the homeless at this time of year. She sang it beautifully, and the whole play was just brilliant! I unfortunately can’t share any photographs or film but I can share how very proud we all felt of her, she really is growing up to be a beautiful, talented and mature young lady. A young lady….I can’t believe my little girl is so grown up!
That was yesterday, and today we went to see Miss A in her nativity. I really am going to be honest here, and say I was anticipating that she would refuse to go on stage, flounce off in a diva like way, and refuse to sing. She is such a character, so determined, and single-minded. Her preschool teacher, had assured me she actually volunteered for the part, and thought she would be fine. Tall Dad and I were nervous though, and sat with open mouths and later huge grins as we saw her performing, truly didn’t see that coming! She made a really lovely Mary. The play was the Wriggly Nativity, it had some great songs in, and the children seemed to love doing the wriggling around at the title song, and were giggling away.
Its times like this, that you realise just how lucky you are. It makes me think of the phrase, ’tis the reason for the season’ well done our lovely girls!
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