What’s been keeping us busy
Since January, my two oldest have been rehearsing for their elementary school’s production of Peter Pan. Isabella was cast as an Indian, and Zack got the plum part of John Darling. The last two weeks have been a hectic jumble of school, homework, practice and more practice for them. Here are a few of the pictures I took to give you an idea. I am shocked that an elementary school production could be so good in such a short time. My parents and my in-laws both came to watch it and were blown away. It had glitches aplenty, but the kids were so professional in covering the gaffes, that most people never even knew they had happened. Now my kids, and Zack especially, are on the lookout for the next local production.
They did five shows in three days, but the best bit may have been on the first night’s show. Tinkerbell had drunk the poison meant for Peter Pan and only believing in fairies could save her. Peter turned to the audience to ask if they believed. One little girl piped up, in a crystal clear voice full of urgency, “I DO believe!” The whole audience joined in and burst into applause. It was the sweetest thing, and every mother in the crowd teared up a little. It was so surprising to me that an elementary school production could touch us so much, and I think all of us believed in fairies again, if only for a moment.