Friday, November 16, 2012

Theatrical debut

When she told me she'd scored the role of the turkey in the Thanksgiving play, I had to ask how it came to pass.

"Did you get to pick what you wanted to be?" I inquired, thinking it was entirely plausible that my daughter would want to be the turkey if given the choice. "Or did your teachers assign everybody a character?"

"Oh, the teachers told us they had picked out special roles that were perfect for each of us," she replied.

And as the person who spends the most time with her, I agree wholeheartedly. Abby is perfectly suited to the role of the turkey. And when the time came for her homeschool class to stand in front of a room full of eager parents to tell the story of the first Thanksgiving, she gobble-gobble-gobbled with gusto. When she remembered her cues, at least.

A dear friend pointed out that if characters are assigned based on personality, it is highly likely that Caleb will reprise the role of the turkey when it's his turn to be in the kindergarten play.

Perhaps this will be our new Thanksgiving tradition.

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