Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Drama Queen

Today was Lucy's first OFFICIAL public performance.

She, and the rest of her daycare class, dressed up like flowers and sang a flower song to the tune of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" for the amusement of lots of doting parents who took off work early to see the big show.

There was the kid who refused to wear his costume and threw a tantrum before the performance even began. I don't blame him. I wouldn't want to wear a gigantic flower on my head either.

Then there was the little girl who was all happy in her flower costume until she walked out "on stage" and realized there was an audience. She burst into tears and bolted down the aisle to her mommy.

Then there was MY kid. She walked out on stage and paused dead center to scan the crowd while the rest of the class lined up. She spotted me, pointed, and announced to the audience, "THAT is my Mommy." Then she ran down the aisle to give me a hug. I hugged her and sent her back up to the front of the room to sing. As she was walking back to the front of the room she paused to greet people. "Hi! I'm Lucy." "Hi! I'm going to sing!" When she got back to "the stage" she told the audience. "My Mommy came to see me! I'm a pretty flower." She spun in a circle to model her costume. "I'm going to sing now." Who needs an MC when you have Lucy to narrate?  

I never heard Lucy sing. She appeared to be lip syncing while dancing around the stage. After her class sang they left the stage to bring flowers to their parents. Lucy brought me the flower, showed it to me, and kept it. Then she took her flower headdress off, handed it to me, and joined the class of five year old students that was up next. They performed a re-enactment of the story of Stone Soup. Their performance was delayed while Lucy was escorted from the stage...twice.

At the end of the performance, Lucy found me again. She also found Tommy, and pushed him in his stroller down to the stage so he could sing too. I heard her encouraging him, "Come on Tommy. Sing the flower song with me." The World's Biggest Tantrum ensued when I made them leave the stage and come home with me.