Monday, March 31, 2008
The Unforgettable Performance I managed to Forget
As I was sorting the photos from the last 2 months, I realized I never posted about F's 2nd year in the Missoula Children's Theatre production. This year, over 120 children auditioned and only 47 made it--Finn was one of them. The show was loosely based on Robinson Crusoe. Cast in the only role he didn't want, Member of "The Very Hairy Frowny Faced Tribe," he was thrilled to get a part when all of his friends who auditioned this year, did not! As the leader of his tribe, he did a fantastic job and he had the best hair of all of them. For a child who as a young boy was so shy and reserved, he never ceases to surprise me. I was so proud of him, when he continued on when we knew no one else in the show and didn't have his buddies this year to hang out with at any of the rehearsals. He constantly amazes me as he tries new things, and usually succeeds. At some point I need him to fail, just so we can have a "teaching moment" that sometimes things don't work out, even when we try our best. But for now, we relish in our own little world of never-ending triumphs, and 100%'s--because we know they can't last forever.