I love Bug 21!

March 11, 2009 at 9:29 am 8 comments

     Last night was the 2nd grade play at C’s school. As “Bug #21,” he had a speaking part, wings, and a jaunty rainbow bug hat. He’s known the entire play, including everyone else’s speaking part, all the cues, and every song, for weeks. I don’t think anyone had as much fun up there as he did, carrying out his choreographed hip wiggles and claps with perfect precision.

     It wasn’t nearly as fun for us as C’s Kindergarten play, where, as a pumpkin, he literally stole the show. Shouting out “HI MOMMY! THERE’S MY MOMMY!!!” (which he also did last night, incidentally) made everyone laugh. Shaking off his headpiece repeatedly and missing the curtain call, leaving him alone and laughing on the stage after everyone else had stepped behind the curtain, he had the audience in hysterics. People stopped me in the halls for days commenting on his performance.

     But it was as near a perfect night for C as there could be. Surrounded by people he considers friends, in front of an audience, and with his family watching his every joyful move, he was in his version of heaven. He cried on the way home, insisting he never wanted to leave school again, and could he please sleep in the car???


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. T$  |  March 11, 2009 at 10:23 am

    too funny

  • 2. Good Fountain  |  March 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    A born entertainer!

  • 3. therocchronicles  |  March 11, 2009 at 11:32 am

    totally adorable! so great that he had so much fun. How fun for him (and for you!)

  • 4. pixiemama  |  March 11, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Ah, mama! You needed this. C takes good care of you.


    That he does…

  • 5. robinaltman  |  March 11, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    He makes an awesome bug. I wouldn’t even squish him and throw him down the toilet.

    And that’s saying a lot – I know how you feel about bugs! 😉

  • 6. BQkimmy  |  March 12, 2009 at 9:49 am

    aaaawwww… he is just adorable!
    how wonderful that he has something he loves so much. is there perhaps a local children’s theater group he could take part in over the summer? sounds like he would love something like that.

    I’ve been thinking about that…need to look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  • 7. Jesch  |  March 12, 2009 at 11:05 am

    I love Bug 21 too!

    He was the best Bug 21 ever!

  • 8. hopeauthority  |  March 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    If anyone was due for an evening of heaven, its you. So happy for you guys!

    Thanks, friend. It was a good night!


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