Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Opening Night Jitters?
We were at a county fair in upstate Vermont, and as soon as she spotted it, she couldn't wait to get on the mechanical bull. Her older brothers were both a little more reserved (read: scared) but she jumped up and down until I let her try it.
She's always liked to try new things. She also enjoys a challenge. And she's currently obsessed with superheros - maybe as she's trying these new things, she's really trying to discover her secret superpowers. I consider her fearlessness to be one of those superpowers...
Tonight is opening night for her first school musical. She's only in 6th grade and doesn't have a lead, those went to the older actresses. This is, after all, her first musical. But she tells me that she opens a few of the scenes and is right up front for almost all of the musical numbers.
Opening night jitters? Nah. She's more concerned that I remember to bring my baked goods for the reception afterward. And that I don't embarrass her somehow (I'm helping by organizing the fundraising raffle at intermission.) And that I make sure someone brings her flowers. Nice flowers. Preferably pink and red. Or yellow.
Break a leg, kiddo. With your attitude and energy, you'll go far.
Now a question - if you could have any superpower, what would it be and why? And would you want to be fearless?