Friday, March 13, 2009
Tiki Tiki Tembo No San Rembo ( or something like that)
Thursday night found us at the first grade PTO presentation. Kindergarten through 4th grades present a chorus type stage performance every few months for their parents. Of course that packs in the adults for a PTO meeting too (we have a very active PTO). Blondie was very excited about the performance. It was about a little boy with a long Chinese name that fell in a well, and how the village had to get him out. It was incredibly adorable, and I have to give all credit to the music teacher at our school because she works some serious magic with these kids.
They had costumes, and narrators, and actors, and scenery, etc. At one point Blondie, and the little boy next to her, shared a set of tiny finger cymbals - Blondie had one and the boy had the other.... I don't think it had anything to do with the disability because Blondie could have held them both and clinked them together, but I think they were trying to involve as many in the "chorus" as possible. Blondie was thrilled to be able to perform (she loves being in front of people) and had been practicing the songs and their movements the whole previous week (instead of her spelling list).
Brian was able to JUST make it (he was pulling in as we were pulling out - literally) - he had been in Florida on business since Sunday. He also had pulled a muscle in his back, so he was quite the perfect Dad to stand through this presentation with a bad back after driving for 7 hours. I'll post more about him being a perfect Dad tomorrow after he gets home from dancing with 3 chicks at a Father Daughter Dance - still with a bad back.