Friday, February 17, 2006

It was a Dark and Stormy Night

Carissa's play opened last night. And I found out just how hard it is to be a mom when your child is female lead. It was hard to relax and watch the show because I was just so afraid for her. Afraid she'd forget a line, make a mistake, panic ~ all of the above, and I wouldn't be able to help her, and she'd have a meltdown on the stage. Which, my friends, she would be totally capable of doing, being the drama queen she is! I shouldn't have worried. She did a wonderful job. Made me laugh. The play was kind of off the wall, but cute and entertaining. Filled with subtle humor, but people either didn't get it, or were afraid they'd miss something if they laughed. I'm going again tomorrow, and dang it, I'm gonna laugh! Out loud!
Hope everyone is having a great Friday! :)

4 comments:

A said...

Good for her!!

And for you . . .!!

Kevin J. Bowman said...

Sorry to hear I missed your daughters show... I love hogh school theatre and had I been around this weekend I'd of come over... Glad to hear it went great!

Patchouli said...

As a matter of fact, I know exactly what you are going through! First lead role, HIGH anxiety- I had to force myself to stop running the lines and just enjoy the performance. Don't they make you so proud!!

gerbmom said...

Which was exactly the reason during the FALL play that I didn't run lines with her! LOL
This part was so big tho that I had to. It was ok. And she had three fabulous performances. I saw her confidence grow a lot, and also each night I relaxed a little more watching her.
Today they are posting call backs for the musical. So we are on high stress alert again! Yep - the fun never ends. :)