Monday, November 2, 2009

No Turkey For Perky

One of the perks of having school age children is performances. I have been to several. I love them. I love watching the joy on their faces as they give it everything they've got. Today was Emily's 4th grade Thanksgiving production. She was up and rarin' to go. She was "bread dough" so she needed to wear a beige shirt. Happily we had one. I sent her off to school assuring her I would be there watch the much anticipated performance. Hey, she had two dances. I had to be there right!?

I double checked the flyer for the date and time. Yes, it was for the 2nd at 1:45. Now this to me was odd. Every Monday is early out for elementary and middle school kids. They get out within 5 minutes of each other. Well lucky for me that the big girls stay after school for tutoring. Nice. I invited my mom to come along. She happily accepted. The flyer advised bringing chairs since it would be at the flag salute area. We headed over to the school --all of 50 seconds away--and began to set up. Hey we get a good spot in the shade. And then from behind me I hear, "Mom the show is over!" It was Emily. Apparently I had read the flyer wrong. It actually says: Show time: 1-1:45PM.
Man! Was I ever bummed! Well Emily promised a solo performance as a consolation prize.

Once we got home we held her to word....
The stage is set....
But then she gets shy. Please Emily....
No, I don't want to. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaassseeee!!!
I don't want to. Okay...Ryan will entertain us...
Some serious jumping...
and some fancy footwork.

I may have missed out on this performance but I still got a show or two. Cameras and kids make a good combination.


3 comments:

Emmy said...

Bummer! That is too bad you missed it.
Love how you caught the whole moment with pictures! How fun

mormonhermitmom said...

Well this way you don't have to try to get a tiny shot of her amidst a ton of other kids over other people's heads! And the blushing is too cute.

Together We Save said...

Oh... I hate you missed it. She seemed to take it well. You son can sure put on a show.