Thursday, April 14, 2011

Showtime Anticipation

A’s big play is coming up, and it’s nice to have the show finally arrive because there have been days of double rehearsal where I have to drop her off and pick her up twice a day. What makes it crazy is that the rehearsals are about 20 minutes long, not enough time to really do anything, but enough to where N and I can’t sit around twiddling our thumbs. It’s easy for the kids in school because they simply have to walk over in-between classes. The challenges of homeschooling.

On the other hand, it’s a nice time for her because she gets to hang with her buddies, and she enjoys it. Plus, she gets to be away from her annoying, overbearing dad for long stretches of time, which is a bonus for her, so it’s a good situation.

With the play on the horizon, they have lots of last minute preparations to attend to, as do the parents. She mentioned that she always gets butterflies before the big show, but that’s part of the experience of performing. There’s always a bit of fear and anxiety, but actors use that excitement to add to the energy of their performance, and in the end, it’s part of what they love about acting.

It’s a long day for her, but it’ll be fun. They’re just kids, after all, and despite her parents neurosis, A always has a good time with it and does a stand up job.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Richard Dudley for the pic.

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