~ when Geo was going through the first moments of
school they would have "show and tell" and then, later,
"presentations"... and he would be so excited by the prospects.
The consummate ham, he would really get into it... he even - and
I cannot stress how mortified we were - told us, the day before
auditions, that he had decided to Karaoke (sp?) the song
"Blue" by Eiffel-whatever... sweet mercy... he new like the
first two lines... but he never-the-less, tried out (and wasn't picked)...
but he never skipped a beat.
~ Now Edward is beginning... he had show and tell stuff last year...
It was a halting and rather quiet affair by the accounts Z gives me...
(suzanne has been a regular volunteer at the school since the kids started...)
Yesterday he did his first presentation. He was to present a "book"
from the bedtime repertoire... He chose "No Carrot For Harry" ...
The night before, after z had put some time in the day previous,
it was my turn to re-read the book with him and get him to rehearse.
He ever so quietly - note: EDWARD IS NEVER QUIET - slinked over
to me and whispered that he was afraid (and I could see that the proper
word was "terrified" of doing this... "people will laugh!" is the issue.
Geo was all over trying to assure him that the other kids would only be
laughing at the book, not at him. It was a long day yesterday, waiting for feedback...
and I was so wonderfully pleased to hear that he rose to the occasion...
had, in fact, done rather well.
The differences between these boys are immense.
The things that make them brothers are larger still.
ps. We're friends right? I don't ask all y'all to do much.
In fact, it's a rare day indeed that I ask you do to anything.
I want you to do something... and it's easy...
auntyadele is a wonderful friend...
We've shared journal space for years!!
She lives in Singapore with her husband and little darling children.
[ :: Here is a recent post with a picture of her kids :: ]
Her husband (joe) made her most recent post...
She's had to go into the hospital for something...
And I really want you to zing over to [ :: this post :: ] and just post a couple of encouraging words.
Joe's going to print 'em all out and bring them to her in the hospital.
It'll only take a second...
Lj's working properly,
the posts are public
and Adele is a remarkably sweet and kind woman.
She deserves just a few moments... :D
Thank you in advance...