Thursday, January 10, 2008

Let The Craziness Begin!

First, I have to say that I tried the new Dunkin Donuts Milky Way Hot Chocolate and YUMMO!!! It is kind of sweet and I can guarantee that you won't lose any weight drinking it but you only live once right? And besides, AF is here so I can have all the sweets I want. You want to be the one to tell me I can't? I thought not.;)
Tyler auditioned for the school play again. He figured that after having a lead speaking part as a fourth grader last year that he would have a pretty good shot at a lead this year. He had to memorize some lines and sing and dance. He had no problem memorizing lines. He seriously took the paper and spent 5 minutes looking at it and had it memorized. Singing, he has that down no problem. My child is not afraid to sing and knows how to project. He was kind of worried because when they auditioned they asked some kids to sing louder and then asked some kids to sing in groups. Not Tyler. And as for dancing, they had to do the Cotton Eyed Joe. They did this last year for the play so he was comfortable doing it for audition. Well, he has one of the male leads and even has some solos. He will be playing Rip Page in Gone With The Breeze. His character seems like there is a lot he could do with it to develop it. He is a studio tour guide who is trying to get into acting and it isn't working. He has a lot of lines and quite a bit of solos but I know his music teacher wouldn't give him this part if she didn't think he was capable of doing it. Rehearsals started this week so we are running him to school an hour before school starts and picking him up after rehearsal after school. They have some full cast rehearsals and then they break rehearsals down to scenes and you only attend if you are in that scene. Tyler is only not in one scene so we will be camping out at school for the next three months. The play is in April and they should be off script by February vacation when they have a full day rehearsal. They had the parent volunteer meeting the other night and it was sad that out of 113 kids in the play, there were probably on 24 parents there. I signed up to be in charge of volunteers and backstage helpers and backroom helpers and boys' makeup. I am pretty fortunate that my job allows me the flexibility to be able to be there for after school rehearsals so I figured that that is something I could do.
The schedule for the next three months will be crazy between play rehearsals, karate and baseball starting soon. I dug out the good ole' palm pilot and started typing dates. Then I even got it to sync to my laptop so I have my calendar on that too. Why does it seem as though my kids have more of a social life than I do?