This fall, the older kids were organized into a drama group to put on a real play. Last night was the performance. Now, I wasn't involved in everything they did, I only dropped Josh off for rehearsals and ran lines with him and stuff. I can't believe what these people managed to do! I was at a few rehearsals, and the difference between those rehearsals and their final performance was ASTOUNDING! Their lines flowed, their voices carried, they stayed in character, and it was beautiful! The scenery was super cool! I loved every second of it! All the kids were riveted (and it wasn't just mine--this theater was mostly full of the other homeschooled kids with their parents--there are a lot!!!) and everyone enjoyed it. I teared up often as I watched all of these kids prance around in their costumes and perform... But I just about lost it when I watched my little boy--my prince charming--act away on that stage! It still does my heart good thinking about it! I know it was a memorable experience for all of these kids, but I think it will stick in my memory forever, too.
Congratulations on the execution of your first play, Josh! May you enjoy many more! (And I'm glad you didn't 'break a leg'!)