Saturday, November 20, 2010
Sometimes, we feel we deserve the starring role but others just don't seem to agree. They see us as more of a line filler, hand clapper, turkey trot corps member type. Oh well, there is still dignity in doing our little part.
The preschool Thanksgiving feast was Thursday, and the four year-olds sang five (!) songs. This was the best picture I could get of Hank in action, without stepping on a lot of Tory Burch flats.
Then Laura came home from school and said that the roles had been assigned for the big fourth-grade Lewis and Clark musical they put on in January. She was hoping for a big speaking role, or a part with a singing solo. She does have a lovely singing voice and Lord knows she doesn't mind attention.
So the parts got passed around, and the music teacher asked her to be Sacajawea's understudy. She was disappointed, because although she wasn't entirely sure what an understudy is, she got that it wasn't like getting the part of Sacajawea. I said, "Come on, don't you think Sacajawea is the most important part, and that the teacher asking you to the be the understudy means she thinks you're one of the best in the whole group? She could see that. And she is looking forward to having to learn Sacajawea's part.
In a show that is performed exactly one time, though, I'm not sure that the understudy has a great chance of getting on. But as a another mom pointed out to me, it will be cold and flu season.