Well, it's opening night tomorrow (actually opening afternoon, since the show is at 4). I'll write more later, but I'm thinking it's going to be good and I'm excited.
A few months ago I went to a student's Bat Mitzvah. One of the things I loved was that her parents got up and read statements they had prepared about things they loved about their daughter--and she, a 13 year old, had to stand there quietly and just let them talk about her without rolling her eyes or arguing or anything.
Since I'm not Jewish, I don't get the opportunity to stand up and say nice things about my daughter publicly, while she is compelled to listen silently. However, I have a blog. So I'm going to shamelessly brag about my daughter for a few pixels.
Let me just tell you how wonderful she is as a performer. Objectively speaking, she has a lovely voice. In our current production, she has a small role, but she is amazing. She plays the ghost of the Butcher's first wife in a dream and she is really superb. The wonderful costumers made her this really cool costume and she travels around on a wheeled platfom that makes her about ten feet tall, which is cool. But the coolest thing is the way she acts. She delivers her song with gusto and energy that is a bit beyond what most middle school kids can do. Somehow, she did not end up with my neruoses, and she is very comfortable in her own skin. I'm telling you, she just rocks this part.
She is also a sweet and loving person. One of the traditions at our school is for the kids to decorate each other's lockers on birthdays. There have been several days when my daughter has wanted to leave early for school so that she could decorate a friend's locker. That's nice, but what I really love, is that there have been several mornings when she also wanted to get to school early because it was someone's birthday and she was worried that, for various reasons, that person wouldn't have anyone decorate their locker. Every time she does this, my heart swells with pride and joy.
My daughter is a normal kid and she has her flaws, but she is a wonderful, wonderful kid. I'm proud of her, I love her, and I want the world to know it!
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