Last week the children were in their school play. It was the first time they had both been taking part in the same play. It was interesting how they cam to have their parts. Matthew had been given the choice of being a star or an animal and had decided that he wanted to be a sheep and volunteered and was indeed a sheep. Thank goodness as black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt made for an easy costume. Heather, on the other hand had dithered about and not volunteered but was instead allocated to the musician role. This meant that she had to master a range of percussion instruments as well as the song words, and perhaps most annoyingly Jingle Bells on the recorder.
Lucy had to accompany me to the play and I was quite nervous as littlies are not really meant to be there and the last time she saw Heather doing something she spent the entire time shouting her name until taken out, however this time she was really good, perhaps helped by the raisins and sweets I had stashed in my bag to prevent any tantrums.
All of the children were wonderful, the lines were delivered clearly even if the shepherds towels were trying to escape from their heads or the keyboard kept cutting out and the children had to sing without accompaniment, isn't that all part of the fun? Matthew was concentrating very hard on his sheep dance and I have to admit to having a lump in my throat when Heather delivered her line in the rap all by herself, she was looking right at me and I was very proud, even the Jingle Bells rendition was impressive. It is lovely to see them taking part in something and taking pride in it and it was well supported which gave the children even more pride. A lovely afternoon and well done kids!