I survived yesterday, which was still just a dress rehearsal. I think I’m getting better at makeup but still terrified someone is going to make me paint the circle around the faces of the kids wearing white paint on their face. I can NOT draw a straight line to save my life. And while I know a circle is not a straight line (I learned that studying for my GMAT) it still is a curved line that should NOT HAVE SQUIGGLES. I assure you if someone put the pencil in the hand of someone who smoked for 10 years and also has a thing for caffeine? You WILL get squiggles.
NikkiZ has to perform FOUR times today. We’re doing two FULL shows and two small sections as a “preview” for the high schoolers. I’m worried she won’t make it. She’s a bit whiny about the costume (To which her brother, who has to change like a bagillion time says, “SUCK IT UP.”) and she won’t have her scheduled nap after getting very little sleep this past night. I’m envisioning her final performance in the Who Marching Band this evening will involve many scowls and possibly tears. WISH US LUCK.
Thanks for listening to me through all of this. It’s such an exciting thing to experience and while I know most of you find it tedious, (Really? Seussical again?) I appreciate you letting me document my journey here without too much grief. It’s also nice to finally give LilZ the attention he deserves. He’s done an amazing job and I just don’t think I ever knew how much drive, determination and dedication he has for theater. He’s amazed me at every turn so I’m glad he gets the focus from me he has earned. Being the oldest with two very young sibling has you lost in the shuffle many days. But this week? He’s in the spotlight.
And wearing an animal costume.