Wednesday, May 06, 2015
Up through 5th grade, each classroom at our elementary school puts on a play once each year. It includes some dancing and music and also focuses on some subject matter the kids have been studying. The best ever was when Cap was in 2nd grade when his teacher wrote a play based on old radio commercials from the 30's and 40's. It was so great. Others have also been cute, some kinda boring or hard to understand, but it's always fun to come and see the kids perform with their class.
Last week was Skippidy's turn, FINALLY. She's been coming to those performances for her whole life. And boy was she tickled to get her turn. Her class put on an adaptation of the classic tale "I Know An Old Lady" but switched it around to "I Know An Old Teacher," about a poor teacher who was drinking tea when in fell a FLEA. Skippidy played one of the two fleas. She skippidy-skipped across the stage every time the class got to the part about "I don't know why she swallowed the flea...." and did a little flappy flea dance. They sang a lot of cute little songs too. I love those kindergarten plays.
I have to say I also really enjoyed the end of the show when all the kids came to the front of the stage and everyone started clapping and....Skippidy was the only one who would take a bow. She grabbed the hands of the two kids on either side of her and she threw her arms in the air and then gave a deep sweeping bow. And then another one. And a couple more after that. No one else joined in, just the two kids whose arm's kept getting yanked towards the floor. I was rolling. It was awesome.
This year has gone by too quickly. It's been such a wonderful year. I have LOVED each of the kids' teachers and am so sad that never again will all three kids be at the same school again ever. In fact, it will be rare to have two of the kids together again. I'm trying to savor the last few weeks but as always time seems to be accelerating forward.