Thursday, May 21, 2009

SCENES FROM A PRACTICE....

Yesterday was the next to last practice for our spring musical/graduation that will take place tonight. However...most of the participants were NOT in the mood for a practice. And, they certainly were NOT in the mood to stand on the risers and be still and quiet. They were silly, and full of wiggles. They were hot and they were cold. They were yelling instead of singing. They were skipping to the microphone instead of walking nicely. They were being exactly what 5 and 6 years olds are supposed to be! They were having fun, and looking to 'brighten the corner' where they were. So, we sat...and did our best to finish the practice. And, then I sent them on their way. Skipping and playing out to the playground...where they were much more relaxed than on a set of risers in a big, quiet sanctuary in a church.

BUT...TODAY...I must 'crack the whip' and remind them that TONIGHT is the program...TONIGHT is the night they must remember all the rules...TONIGHT is the night they must bring out the good manners, and remember 'stage presence'...AND remember the words to their part...AND remember the words to all the songs! And...they will! They will be perfect...well, they will be perfect 5 and 6 years old children...and that will be just fine!








5 comments:

Kristen said...

Love it!...you just made a little girl at my house smile really big! Crack that whip!:)

andi said...

THANKS!!!!!! I'll have our Kleenex close by!

Musicaljean said...

So cute. They look so familiar to me!

Isn't it amazing what a (good) difference it makes to have an audience?

justabeachkat said...

Those sweet faces made me smile. I home it all went well.

Hugs sweet friend!
Kat

Now get some rest!

LivingTheLife said...

Cutie patooties...all of them....thanks for sharing their precious faces w/us! The little boy w/the fishing pole...captured my heart...they are all dolls...and I'm sure you LOVE each and every one of them as they do you.

Blessings...
Teresa