Wednesday, 30 April 2008


He did beautifully, of course.

Cass's primary and first grade mixed class has thirteen children in it (and you thought I was kidding when I said a tiny school, right?) and they all lined up on the stage on bleachers, most of them pulling horribly stretched smiles that grimaced how freaked out they were to see an auditorium full of people looking at them.
C even helped introduce the song (It's a Barney song, whispered one of the mums next to me) and they started out:

If all the raindrops were lemon drops and gumdrops
Oh what a rain it would be
Sit-ting outside with my mouth open wide

There's a little girl in Cass's class that really got into the song and stretched her mouth open like a baby bird, waiting for the manna to drop in, swishing her skirt with her hands back and forth.

If all of the snowflakes were candy bars and milkshakes.....

Tomorrow is his solo. He sings about a train. And as he explains it, the song is a round: There's a place where each of us is silent and listens to the other people!
He's stoked. I'm ecstatic that it wasn't a horrible experience and he might like to do this again.

If all of the sunbeams were bubble gum and ice cream......

No pictures. We weren't allowed cameras in the theatre. Tomorrow, though, I'm going to try and get a few pictures of Cass and his train buddies after the performance.


womaninawindow said...

I'm glad the recital went well. My kids had their spring fling tonight, which involved us being goaded into buying stuff and then the kids having a dance in the gym, JK-8. Shadows of things to come, some good, some not so good.

Christy said...


I always marvelled at the guts it takes kids to do that--I sucked at it.

I had to laugh at the "baby bird" girl. We had a girl in our kid's chorus that had to act out every word of every song.

I still have the scars on my arm from pinching myself not to laugh....

barbra said...

I like that song... my words are slightly different, and we all do the baby bird face when we sing it! I didn't know it was a Barney song. Now I will have to reconsider whether I like it! :-)
Sounds like a great event!