This is your sneak peak of my son for tonight’s show. He starts out looking like the picture on the left. He wears two different costumes with that hair/makeup. Then, at intermission he gets converted (I do his hair!) to the character on the right. He is Monsieur D’Arque and he’s the owner of the insane asylum who is going to take Belle’s father after being bribed by Gaston.
Let’s don’t bother discussing how fitting it is that he owns an insane asylum with how often I discuss my own mental shortcomings. See? My periodic lapse of THE KRAZEE has simply been an effort to help him get into character. I’m a good Mom, you know.
Nikki also started t-ball yesterday, and my husband is helping coach, so I had Wes with me for awhile at school. When they came to get Wes from me after practice, Nikki was wearing these flashy gold/jeweled sandals she has with her t-ball clothes. “Did she wear those shoes to practice?” “No, she brought those to change into after practice.”
Of course she did. My daughter insisted on a post-practice costume change even before she got home. That sounds about right. She’s a little aggressive fireball on the field, but a sequin-covered princess as soon as it’s over. This makes me equally proud and terrified of the next 10 years.
Maybe she’s just working on her own conflicting personalities so she can also help her big brother stay in character. See? We’re all just supporting his craft with our KRAZEE over here. Want to join us?