it’s show day! those of you just tuning in, stubby hubs hunk, our friend WL, and i are running the variety show at our kids’ school and the performance is today. we’ve got stubs running sound, WL directing, and i’m the stage manager.
we had told parents that last night’s rehearsal would go long because it was the dress rehearsal and thus the last time for us to run through the show without an audience. who do you think pulled their kid after the first run through and gave our parent volunteer/bouncer what for for even trying to argue that she should stay? yep, it was pointer sisters jump to the baton mom. i know, i am as shocked you are!
we wanted to get a run time on the show. so the music needed to play though. my reaction to the situation? WL and i got on stage and did our own rendition of JUMP! it involved batons (pens) and leaps and cartwheels. there may have even been come country line dancing involved. definitely jazz hands. i have to say we were awesome. what we lacked in talent we more than made up for in flair.
the looks on the faces of the sixth graders waiting in the wings for their act was priceless. some didn’t know whether to laugh or run. a few looked like they had seen the second coming….of Lahash (fallen angel who interferes with divine will).
as i pulled myself off of the stage floor from a less than complete split, i looked into the eyes of these babes. i professed my pride and joy at all of their hard work. i then told them that we would be happy to stand in for them if they were ill today for either of the performances. i’m betting on 100% attendance.
honestly, it’s a great group of kids! i am so lucky to have stubs and WL to go through this process with. in addition to being a lot of fun it provided a wealth of writing material. i only wish that our performance had been recorded for future generations to enjoy.