"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Oh No He Didn't!

Braeden that is.  Dancing.  See, yesterday was his annual Christmas Dance Recital.  This of course brought the usual question: Will he or won't he dance?  Obviously the answer was no.  Apparently he loves being in class, but when it comes time to perform he shuts down.  Call it stage fright, call is performance anxiety, whatever it is he just can't ever seem to get past it.  Luckily I was able to get 2 (1 more than the last recital) cute pictures before he totally melted down (see below!).  So, another performance missed.  It doesn't make me angry anymore, or even frustrated.  I do though wish I could, for once, sit back and enjoy the performance and gloat over my adorable child like the rest of the parents.  Rather than sitting there with my crying one while the other kids ham it up for the cameras.  But alas, that is not the case, not yet at least.

We do though have one more chance coming up.  Next Friday is TLCC's annual Jingle Bell Mingle and since Braeden is in Pre-K he is actually going to have a part!  Tonight we went out to purchase the materials for his shepherd costume.  As excited as I am, I have to admit that I am also quite nervous.  See, this is one of the last performances he will have, the other is at the end of the year with his Pre-K Graduation.  Starting in Kindergarten there are no more pageants or performances, he will just be a part of the school's Advent service.  There is nothing wrong with that, just not a chance for an individualized performance.

So, another week of wondering lies ahead.  The costume materials have been bought, the costume will be made in school, the camera will be charged, and family members will be there to see him.  The only unknown left is how things will pan out.  We have told him that crying or not he will be with his friends and will go through with the performance.  Obviously we hope that it will not come to that.  I'm just going to continue to hope for the best.  With luck next week's Sunday Snapshot will be filled with great pictures of my little shepherd receiving the good news about the birth of our Savior.  That or there will be pictures of a weeping shepherd!  Stay tuned!

All is well, just not always ready to perform in public, in Drosche Land.

Here he is, all dressed up and ready to not dance!

Jack was so proud of his Bubba and insisted on taking a picture with him! 


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