We had a great “weekend” in our family. Mr. M was home for two days, and so even though it wasn’t Saturday and Sunday – it was the weekend to US!
Did you watch Dancing With The Stars last night? I hope that Bill Nye The Science Guy and Elizabeth Berkeley stick around because that’s who Mr. M works with currently. If they’re eliminated, then he’ll be moved to other people…but for now, that’s where my loyalties are! 😉
We took a few trips to the park, of course. Violet ALWAYS climbs the most inappropriate things! She’s a magnet for vertical challenges. I see rock climbing in her future – I’m not joking!
Paprika had her Theatre Workshop on Sunday. She worked so hard over the week practicing all the parts in the musical (Beauty and The Beast).
Here she is with her audience of stuffed animals:
You can tell she’s very serious! 😉
She had a great time at the Theatre Class this week – but when it came time to audition for parts, she had a breakdown. She started crying and was so scared to audition! We only ever wanted this to be fun for her, so it broke my heart a little that she was so scared. She said she was worried everyone else would be better than her, and that they would make fun of her singing.
But after a bit, she pulled herself together and sang one of the songs from Beauty and The Beast. It was so precious.
The director emailed us afterwards to tell us what a great job she had done. Paprika felt much more confident afterwards – but oh my, how it broke my heart to know how scared she’d been.
I guess the only way to get over fears is to confront them – and so I was happy that she learned that important lesson in such a low-stakes environment.
We find out in a week or two which part she’ll be playing in the show. It’s her first time – and she’s so young, so I’m guessing her part will be Villager #12! Ha! But you know what they say: Every part is a good one!
Last night, I wrote this post about How To Raise An Artist – and the response has been overwhelming! I am glad that it resonated with you! I have so many more ideas about this subject, which I’ll write about soon. I promise I won’t be too long-winded! Ha!
Have A Great Day!