Tonight I got to go to see my daughter perform on stage. I have to admit, I was incredibly proud of her. She did something that I could never dream of doing, and she did it without a problem. I could never stand in front of a crowd, and not want to cry. It is a horribly stressful time to me.
She has always wanted to be an actress/singer. I think her favorite person on television is Victoria Justice from "Victorious." She prefers to be the center of attention, so this was right up her alley. When I asked the children if this was something they would want to do, it went exactly how I imagined. My 9 year-old son said no, and my 8 year-old daughter said yes. I made the appointment, they gave me the time of her casting call.
My daughter loves the spotlight. She loves to get makeup put on her. I am not a makeup artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I do my best. She needs to get it on before the shows.
I hope that this is just the beginning of many performances for her. She seems like a natural. Ever since she was a baby, I knew she liked performing. She would perform songs in front of us and our friends.
My other three children went to the show tonight with my sister and I. They were captivated. I was so proud of how good they did. We sat in the second to the last row, which wasn't a good idea, since they had a hard time seeing. I was holding my baby up so she could see and my 4 year-old son sat on my sister's lap so he could see.
At the end of the show, when the audience came out to the crowd to thank us all for coming, each of my sons gave her a rose. We surprised her, she didn't know we were coming to tonight. She was very surprised and happy that we were there. Her eyes lit up when she us after the show.
Keith and I will be going to the show on Saturday, since he will not have to be at work. I think he will enjoy it as much as we did.