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Friday, May 16, 2008

One of "those" parenting jobs...

Bob and I knew that one of our jobs as parents would require us to sit through countless dance recitals, soccer games, talent shows, musicals, etc....only a handful of which might actually be good. And I knew when the kids were still young that most of the "shows" they would be in wouldn't be "great", but would still be CUTE, so those shows would be worth it. Well.....last night was Beth's schools' end of the year play and it was titled "Preschool Musical: The One and Only" - a spin-off of Highschool Musical, with some Americal Idol mixed in. ***sigh**** I'm just not sure what to write, other than it was bad. I feel awful saying that because I know a LOT of adults worked very, very hard to put it together, but it was just bad. Not even cute. Beth's class and the class below her were basically props. They were SUPPOSED to be singing, but the "Highschool Musical" songs they were supposed to be singing were just WAY over their heads and they just danced and no one sang. The production was too long for that age group (almost an hour!). The whole concept was completely lost on all the grandparents who attended and many of the parents, too. Bob and I took turns keeping Sarah Katherine entertained and we eventually sent her home with my mom, with my dad not too far behind her.

I think all the productions the school does have been wonderful for Beth and I have seen a MAJOR improvement from the first stage experience in her 3 year old class to NOW, but there comes a point when a production can just be "too much" and it needs to be toned way down. I know next year I'll have that battle to fight as a Kindergarten parent. I guess I better be gathering my strength....

ANYWAY - here are a few pictures of Beth from last night. I also took really cute pictures of her with her classmates but I'm not posting those, as I'm not sure how the other parents feel about their kids' picture on the internet.

1 comments:

Leia said...

I agree, that is a little old for a 5 year old to be understanding. Can't wait for all that crap next year....) :