My kids are constantly performing.
And while performing for mom at home will do in a pinch, they actively seek bigger audiences. Life would be easier if they were content to be properly unsocialized homeschoolers. I had the joy of watching two of the three wrap up a learning/rehearsing/performing project this week. The oldest opened the show Into the Woods at our community theatre, playing Jack (climber of beanstalks, slayer of giants). It’s his lead role in a play that was NOT an all youth production. Friday night was 18 years in the making and worth every moment.
My middle girl filmed her second ASL music video. ASL is her passion (not the big stage like her brother), and one of her favorite ways to learn is by interpreting songs with friends. The 4-H Has Talent competition is the impetus for completing this videos, but I think she’d make them anyway (eventually…) even without a formal deadline. The deadlines help, though. 🙂