My daughter recently had her Christmas concert. She had been practicing 3 mornings a week. My 8 year-old son had also been going. For whatever reason, he decided not to sing in the concert.
I was able to go and watch the rehearsal during school hours, and then my husband went that evening and watched. It was very impressive. When I walked in to the room where they were rehearsing, it took me a couple of minutes to spot my daughter. I looked up and down the risers until I found her. She must have seen me right away, because once I found her, I smiled and waved. She smiled and waved back.
My 7 year-old daughter loves to sing. She will sing in the bathtub, shower, in bed, wherever she is, she will sing. She told my mom that she wants to sing a solo at school. I have no doubt that will happen. She sings well, and she has that outgoing personality that she could just get up there and belt out a song without thinking twice. I am the opposite. I would see all the people sitting out there and possibly start to cry. I wouldn't really cry, but I don't think I would be able to move my mouth. They would be thankful, since I am not a good singer anyway.
They sang several fun songs for the concert. I think most of them were the usual... Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, Jingle Bell Rock, and a few others. She stood up there with a big smile on her face and sang. I would have enjoyed watching my son sing too, but I can't make him sing if he doesn't want to.
She would like to be a professional singer someday. I tell her she can do anything she wants. I am proud of her for sticking with something she loves.
We went to a grocery store today and they had Santa Claus there. My 7 year-old and 3 year-old were with me. They both got a picture with him. We have to go back to get the pictures. It certainly is getting close to Christmas. This is an exciting time of year.
I lost 1 pound this week. I was happy. If I average a pound a week, I will be to my ideal weight according to Weight Watchers, in 51 weeks. That will work for me. I am still taking Prednisone, so every pound I lose is an effort.