Monday, November 16, 2009

Bah, Humbug!

Hubby and I spent the evening attending the school musical. It was Bookworm's musical theatre debut! The production was Bah, Humbug! Scrooge's Christmas Carol. It was fabulous. It was a modern take on the story...Scrooge was a girl...a modern day working woman! It takes place in Salt Lake City....when the Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to her younger days - it's the 80's! It is too cute.

I seriously got choked up multiple times during the performance. Not just with pride over my boy, but really the whole cast. These are kids from 11-14 years old...just babies! Yet here they were, in a professional theatre downtown (yeah this was NOT in any school gymnasium baby!), singing, and dancing, and acting their little hearts out in front of a theatre full of people.

Today, day #16 of 27 Days of Thankful, I am so thankful for for the director (also our school's Discovery co-coordinator), her sister the co-director (and former music teacher at our school), and all the adults who helped put on the show.

I am so grateful for people who truly care about helping children discover and foster their talents. And these ladies truly do. They wouldn't have put so much time and effort off the clock into making this show a reality if it wasn't important to them.

I NEVER thought I'd see the day when my son would be interested in musical theatre. I mean I can't even get him to sing in the church choir with his dad and sister! But he has learned so much and come so far over these past months and it is thanks to them that he has discovered this new interest. And he told me tonight that the practices weren't that fun, but onstage in front of an audience was a blast!

So thankyou so much Mrs. L and Mrs. B, thank you for caring so much about our children.

Here's Bookworm after the show, posing with the candybar bouquet I made for him. I thought he'd appreciate it a little more than flowers!

16 comments:

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I bet that was so much fun to watch! I love watching that age perform. They are so excited about it! I would love for my kids to join theater in school when they're older...I really wish I would have!! What a GREAT idea to give him a candy bouquet...so cute!

Lisa said...

I love the candy bar bouquet idea. My daughter is in a Jr. High play this weekend and I think I'll make her one too. Your son looks adorable and so happy.

J.J. said...

I cry over watching kids perform stuff like that...even of they aren't mine. I cry for their parents!

You must be so proud!

Shawn said...

Oh cool is hat candy bouquet? You totally rock at being a MOM!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

That candy bar bouquet is too cool! What kid wouldn't love getting one of those? :) The production sounds really really cool...you must be so proud. :)

Ann said...

Thats is soooo awesome - he looks sooo proud!

onegirliegirl said...

That is sooo cool!! He looks just adorable...oops, I mean like some hunky boy straight off Broadway!!

I always cry, whenever my kids do anything...I have kleenex now, just thinking about it :)

You must be so proud.

xoxo ~Lisa

Emmy said...

How fun!! That is so awesome that he wanted to perform. And the candy bouquet is an awesome idea!!

shortmama said...

Awwww proud mama!

MiMi said...

Your boy is so stinkin' cute!!! I really wish I could see that play, it looks like it would be really fun!

jenjen said...

That is awesome Xazmin! What a cute picture! I love your Thankful days. So great!

XOOX
Jen

jennykate77 said...

I love that!! Love the pic and the candy bouquet! You're such a cool mom! I'm so glad that he did great and had such a good time on stage!!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I love that feeling of pride while watching your child do something!! It feels sooooo good!

And what a great idea to give him a candy bouquet!

~Becca

Sare said...

OH he's so CUTE!!!! how exciting for him!!!!

Small House said...

Oh my goodness, your son is adorable! And yeaH!!! MUSICAL THEATRE!! Cute candy boquet....what a sweet mom you are.

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Isn't it surreal to see your kids' "hidden talents" come out and see them discovering new interests and passions? Definitely one of the benefits and privileges of being a parent.

Hooray Bookworm -- good for you!