Friday, February 1, 2008

Singin' In The Snow

Number One Son had his third grade winter vocal concert last night. He had lines to say and everything. He spoke them very well. I'm glad he got to stand in the front to deliver his lines, because that was the last time I saw him during the concert. As it turns out, we had chosen seats that lined Number One Son up directly behind his music director. When the kids finished a song, we got to glimpse our son while the conductor stepped aside to allow the choir to receive their applause. Then the beginning of the next song would bring us all back into hidden alignment.

So since I didn't get to see much of N1S, my attention strayed to some of the other kids. One boy in particular was very entertaining. He stood on the end of one of the risers and didn't look at the music teacher once. Instead, he faced his parents directly in the audience and performed his own creative dance for each song complete with Jim Carrey type facial expressions. Even Sweet Pea noticed him and laughed out loud a few times. He wasn't too bad either. Very expressive and creative.

The concert turned out to be nice and short. Just long enough to enjoy what the kids had learned musically this year, and just short enough to avoid one of Sweet Pea's, 'I'm so bored' solos. Afterwards, we stayed to talk to N1S's music teacher and a few of his other teachers who were there. While Lady Di was talking, N1S sat down to a piano that was nearby and showed off for some of his friends.

We then went out for dessert to celebrate. The kids got sundaes and Lady Di and I split a piece of peanut butter pie. Of course, both kids asked for a taste. Sweet Pea's eyes got big after her taste and she said, "I've got to order that next time!"
Isn't it great when you can be inspired by music and peanut butter in the same night?


Marla said...

Sounds like a great time! Except for not being able to see too well. Bummer on that.

delightful-d said...

First of all..... you should have or could have moved to another seat like I did. (is this a "told you so" moment?) So sorry LB, sorry we didn't sit by each other but I wanted to see my son perform (and avoid listening to Sweet Pea's complaining).

My favorite part of the entire concert was when the instructor gave recognition to ALL the "other" people who helped make the concert a huge success. I felt that was a HUGE learning lesson for all the kids. He paid respect to those not always seen or heard.

All in all, it was a great evening. A great family night! Thank you for taking the day off to be with us ~ N1S was so excited when I told him you found coverage at the Pharmacy.


Above Average Joe said...

Inspiration comes in many forms. Glad to hear about yours.

ALF said...

mmm...peanut butter.

DJ Kirkby said...

Peanut butter pie? Never had it, must be glorious on the tongue though... I've given you an award, please wear a costume when you come to collect it.

Charlie Blockhead said...

I would have had to stood up and moved around. Sounds like you had a great night with the family.

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