The One Who Doesn't Say Much was in a play last weekend. Yeah, you heard me right...she co-wrote, co-directed and co-starred in her very own play.
My little girl...the one who family members warned would never make it in public school if she didn't start talking. My little girl...the one who family members worried might have serious social problems, like autism because of her shyness. My little girl...the one who still, to this day, gets shy and embarrassed when put on the spot..even in front of her immediate family. THAT ONE...she was in a play! Not just any play...but a regional Destination Imagination competition!!
She signed up for it and when I found out that they would be acting...I tried to talk her out of it. I warned her that she would be expected to perform in front of strangers and speak loudly enough for humans to hear her. I did my best to discourage her...but, she would have nothing of it. She insisted on participating. Although, I thought it was more likely that she would freeze and panic...maybe there would be a small chance that she would actually do it...and a shred of a chance that she would actually like it! So...I waited for months with baited breath...to see what my little girl was made of.
I know that children's plays that do not involve your own children are painful to watch...so feel free to skip the following video.
For those of you in my family, who thought that there might be something wrong with The One Who Doesn't Say Much because she wouldn't talk to you. Those of you, who sat me down to express your concern that my daughter wasn't as friendly or socially outgoing as your little girl. Well...MAYBE SHE JUST DOESNT' LIKE YOU!!! Did you ever think of that?? Because, my little girl...my smart, funny, witty, and beautiful little 1st grader is FINE...she's the tallest bat in this video, and the one who so brilliantly exclaims, "Yeah, Yeah..we'll scare that big bear away," in case you don't recognize her!!!
Get some, bitches!!!