Since our kids go to a very small school that is overcrowded with students they have to break the music productions into 3 different evenings. K-1 grade one night, 2-3 grades another night, and then 4-5 grades another nights - yes you calculated that correct, we get the privilege of going 3 TIMES!! yes....
The first night was Ethan's night. The boys had practice before the show so we picked them up early from practice and raced through downtown Albany to get back over the bridge to the North side when all of the sudden traffic comes to a STOP. This never happens. Here in the area we have what we like to call "Rush minute" but really it is a joke. Traffic doesn't stop here. We were a block away from the Willamette River and we couldn't move - no moving forward or backwards. Several emergency vehicles starting zooming past us as easily as they could, followed by a search & rescue boat. By this time we decided to go over to the Hasty Freeze for some burgers & fries (because we were stopped right in front of it) and we ended up not getting over the bridge in time for Ethan's show. We were pretty bummed. But, stuff like this never happens in Albany, so it made for an eventful evening anyways.
The next week it was Spencer's turn. We went as a family and packed into the tiny gym with all the other parents and watched our child square dance and sing songs. It was really cute. He was bored out of his mind. He was funny to watch. I should have brought the video camera just so I could have accurately captured the absolute boredom on his sweet little face. At one point in the evening he started to argue with a girl that was behind him because she was holding a poster (that was handed to her, made to look like an award) and afterward I asked him why he was arguing with her and he said "Because she got to hold it in the rehearsal AND in the play and that just isn't fair. I told her she needed to share!"
I don't think he even changed stances.
Finally the last night was Ryleigh's night. This night was a little more thought out and a little more in depth and more involved. It was great too. Ryleigh's friend Emma had a solo, which was pretty neat. Surprisingly Ryleigh was not her usual performer self. When I asked her about it she said it was because "Hillbilly music isn't really her kind" whatever that means...