Thursday, November 17, 2011

One Proud Mama

Hughes' kindergarten class has their Thanksgiving program this morning. This was Hughes' first time in a school performance and his first time singing/talking on stage in front of a crowd. I have to admit I was a little nervous. He can be hard to understand. He may not participate. Well, all of my fears disappeared when I saw him standing on stage with such confidence.

You have to know that Hughes does not do anything unless he is 100% sure of himself. So the fact that he was on stage with confidence is a testament to how much they must have practiced. And, I was one proud mama. David had the video camera. I had the regular camera. We were your typical camera-crazy family. I didn't want to miss a second of this occasion.

Hughes' line was "the ship was very crowded and cold - 102 passengers". For a child who has been in speech therapy since he was two, I was nervous no one would be able to understand him. But Hughes doesn't realize that people have a hard time or at least it's never held him back from talking to us or friends. We practiced saying it slowly and clearly and what do you know? He said it slowly and clearly! He was one of the students you could understand! I don't think I'll ever forget that line.

Singing lots of turkey songs with hand motions

And, at the end each student came up to say what they were thankful for. Conley (holding the little yellow A) said his mom - ahhhh, how sweet. Hughes (holding the brown T) said his dog - huh? Guess, David and I are pretty low on the totem pole if Charlie is beating us out.

Suzie and Conley

Banks was so excited to see Hughes on stage and was just as proud of him as we were. Collins got to stay with a friend and take his morning nap so he missed the performance. I'll make sure Hughes sings his turkey songs to him today to make up for him missing the show.

Enjoying a little Thanksgiving feast of doughnuts, apples, yogurt and chicken minis.

Hughes with Miss Rodgers


You did awesome! I'm so proud of you. You did fantastic standing on stage, watching your teacher, and singing all of the songs. Your confidence astounded me and it just reassured me that you are on the right path. You are a star!

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