Adventures, Mother Of A Theater Kid

And Then There Was That Time My Utilities Almost Got Turned Off…

Well, it’s over. I can’t believe it. We had 3 large audiences this weekend full of whistlers and clappers and screamers and dancers and those audiences? Are the BEST. Three amazing performances by an amazing cast with amazing parents that I’m going to miss with my amazing heart.

Wait. That was one too many Amazings I believe.

My family saw it again Saturday night because I wanted them to be part of those huge, fun crowds and it was totally worth it. I love a good theatre crowd because I love screaming my head off and it’s easier when there are 30+ other people doing the same thing. Nikki loved it so much she gave E this note for his last performance:

I like to think she meant EXACTLY what she wrote. I mean, who needs to be Potiphar or even Joseph if you’re awesome enough to be GOD.

It’s going to take me about a week…or two…to catch up on life. Laundry, blogging, reading and most importantly: TV. I’ve only watched a handful of shows in weeks. My DVR is stacked so deep it may start deleting shows and THAT CAN NOT HAPPEN. If it deletes part 1 on the 2-part Castle just because I’m four weeks behind…HEADS WILL ROLL.

I haven’t read blogs or responded to emails or even returned phone calls NOT related to Joseph. I even came home one day to find a bright orange piece of paper taped to my front door saying: WE ARE SHUTTING OFF YOUR UTILITIES TODAY BECAUSE YOU DIDN’T PAY YOUR BILL.


I feel safe telling you that story because my husband never reads my blog, but OH MY GOD. He would crap a million bricks if he knew how close we came. I immediately paid it online and then thanked the universe for letting me be in a position where I get that notice because I accidentally forgot to pay, not because I didn’t have the money to pay. I got plenty of those notices back in the Single-Working-College-Student-Mom days.

So…we still have utilities…Yay! No permanent damage done and I now have tons of memories and great friends all from this war we fought together getting this production to the success it was.

And I even was able to sneak backstage to grab this intermission shot with E before he changed out of his hippie clothes. He only wears this for one number but it suits him well and I wanted proof of it for the history books.

Thank you for coming along with me on this crazy ride and not laughing at me for almost getting my utilities turned off. Or, if you did laugh, thank you for doing it where I couldn’t hear you.

7 thoughts on “And Then There Was That Time My Utilities Almost Got Turned Off…”

  1. I love the feeling of relief when a big project/time suck is done, no matter how much I loved working on it, but then I always start to feel like I don’t know what to do with myself without all the craziness. Still. Great feeling, being done.

  2. I heart your amazing heart! Hee. You are so capable and such an inspiration to so many.

  3. All those “amazings” made me think of my latest favourite song “Amazing” by Danny Saucedo. I think you’d might like it, it is upbeat and happy and makes me happy and full of energy (might even work for running, I haven’t tested yet).

    He was first runner up in this weekend’s event for selecting our contribution to this years Eurovision song contest.

    It puts a smile on my face evertime I see it. Hope it can give you some energy back too.

  4. Theater is such a special thing to be involved in. And you are so right about the more energetic crowds! I was involved in theater in HS, but didn’t become deeply involved until Junior College. I made some of the best memories at set builds, practices and backstage. Way to go for being so involved in your son’s passion! I wish my parents would have done the same thing. I hope to be more involved in my daughter’s activities.

  5. I don’t comment often, but I jut wanted tell you that the enthusiasm you have for your son and his hobby made me cry today. I didn’t have that as a kid and it makes me hope I can do even half of that for mine. You’re such a great mom!

  6. delurking to say I’ve been loving your Joseph posts/tweets. I was in a professional production of the show (with Donny Osmond as Joseph!) as part of a kid’s choir, and all the stories and photos are totally taking me back. Congrats to you and E on getting through an insane (in a good way!) show, and having a blast doing it 🙂

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