My tween is in her first show, a real show. Not that of a school play but a real life Opera House production … School House Rock Live Jr and the shows are this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday. That means … she has five shows over a three day period of time. Not to mention the endless evening hours she has spent at rehearsals. It’s been an experience for her and me, to say the least.
I am happy to say that once this show is over, she has firmly stated that she is not to do any activities for a while. Kiara just wants to be done with this show and enjoy down time being a kid and having family fun. Perfect timing too, because hopefully warm weather will come and we can do our evening walks again or something together. I love mother/daughter time, and so does she.
With two rowdy boys, it’s no wonder I do not like taking this tween of mine to rehearsals because they are usually 4-6 or 5-7 which is right smack dab in the middle of my normal dinner time and bedtime routine for my two sons. I am extremely strict when it comes to my night time routine with the boys and they must be silent and asleep by 8pm 7 days a week, yes even on non school days.
While I am so proud and happy that Kiara will be in a live production, she is making it hard for me to be super happy because she is having major nerves kicking in. Kiara wants me to be at the show but has requested I bring no one. Not her brothers. Not her Grandmother. Not her Great Grandmother. Not her Grampa. No one but me.
I honestly had to question if she even wanted me there, not that it would matter, I would not miss this first production for anything, even if she was convinced from nerves she didn’t want me there. So I am prepping for a crazy busy weekend but I will do it with a smile upon my face because I am just happy to have kids who want to do various things and learn what it is that they enjoy in life!
My job is Mom, tax driver, cleaner of home, holder of hearts and encourager of everything. I love my job.