June 11, 2010
We never knew this day would come, but it did. Turns out that Griffin is part of a show as well. His school put on a spectacle the Friday André was in Utah. Due to my general French ineptitude, I didn’t even realize this was going to happen until the day of the event. It started at three and went until around 5 so I took Zander and Callie out of class for the afternoon so they could cheer for their little brother (and so I wouldn’t have to leave to get them in the middle of the show). I’m not sure why, but this event was amazingly well attended. The place was packed with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings- you name it! More than I’ve ever seen for a play for Zander or GRS for Callie. Is it because the littler ones are cuter or what?
Each class did a few numbers…. All the kids were absolutely adorable, of course – and Griffin most of all. My favorite number was Valerie’s (Callie’s old teacher). She had the kids split into thirds. One third all in black, representing sadness, walked around with pouting faces to sad music. The next third was rage – in red – and they stomped around to angry music. Then, all in white, was joy who danced around happily. In the end, all the emotions got tangled together…. just like in real life!
Then there was a bizarre number from Magali (Griffin’s old teacher). She had the kids acting out their entire lives, from birth to marriage to pregnancy…. see the pregnant toddlers on the right? Not only was it utterly bizarre, the kids had no idea what was going on – they were being treated like giant dress up dolls, which, frankly, made me mad. All of the kids were bewildered and one threw an absolute fit, refusing to get married to his assigned partner and storming off the stage - I wanted to cheer for him!
The class of Agnes (with Griffin) did some fun dancing around with scarves and things – Taking photos was not working out for me for some reason and I seem to have lost the video of his performance tossing balloons, (they say the youngest gets spoiled, but it seems like he got the shaft this time- sorry Griff!!!) At least you can see him taking a bow. He seemed happy doing it and was very proud that we all came to his show. See the link for the video…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwdGjRVpWBQ