Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Musical 2007

I don't know if you remember what I wrote about Padyn's preschool performance last year, but I sure did as we got ready to "enjoy" her performance this morning. I remembered how, last year, she sat when she should have been standing, stood when she should have been sitting, and how the 45 minutes up in the front row on that stage must have felt like an eternity for her...an eternity where she wasn't singing or hand-jiving the way all the other kids were. I was ready to watch her, struck with performance anxiety, stand mute and motionless amidst 100 other preschoolers who were having the time of their life.

This, however, did not come to pass.
I don't know what has happened to my little Padyn, but she was a different child on that stage this year. Was it that she was back in the 3rd row, or the fact that her best friend, Emily, was standing next to her, or the pretty red party dress she was wearing? Who knows. But this Padyn...she did all the hand motions, sang all the songs, and looked like she was enjoying herself. (Shelby, the one in the blue shirt in front of Padyn, looks like she's also having a good time.) It was a drastically different child than last year.I guess a year really does make a difference. I'm so proud.

Kate, on the other hand, was bored after about 13 seconds. She sat in Daddy's lap for a bit, got tired of that, and started finding other trouble to get into. Eventually she decided that digging through my purse was a good idea.

I wonder what she'll be like up on that stage in a couple years...

1 comment:

Brand New Momma said...

I can't wait to go to these and how cute is Kate's hair in that last pic!