I’m a mean mom.
When the school talent show comes around, I tell Maria right away that she won’t be participating in a made-up dance to a questionable song…even if all her friends are doing it.
I know it’s totally okay, and I know that the talent show is a really good opportunity for so many kids to get up in front of their peers and do SOMETHING, because it takes courage. But I want that SOMETHING that Maria does to be something she’s been working hard at. Something that she does at home and has practiced for a long time and is proud of. And she chose to play “Lightly Row” on her violin.
She was very nervous waiting for her turn.
This morning, she wanted to wear something a little more “dressy” than pants and a shirt. She also wanted to wear a bow. She looked perfectly adorable.
She did so great and I was so proud of her. It’s so hard to get up in front of what seems like a thousand people. It’s hard to concentrate to make beautiful sounds instead of screeching, but she did it. I have never heard “Lightly Row” sound so beautiful. 🙂