She does not like crowds or new places or noise. The place she performed was a spot the children had not been before, it was packed to the brim, and loud.
I knew that if I could get her with her teachers she would perform.
She put up a slight fuss when her teacher came to get her but once I was out of sight
she decided to go with the flow.
At the beginning of the performance the children held flashlights and walked down
the center of a packed room.
Some children smiled and waved and hammed it up.
My girl did not want to walk down the aisle, but she does what she is told when at school. She is a good girl. I almost burst into hysterics when I saw her coming down the aisle. She had a huge scowl on her face and she marched as fast as she could down the aisle without running into the person in front of her.
Obedient she is happy about it not so much.
I am happy to report once on the stage and shoulder to shoulder with her friends her spirits were uplifted. At the end of the show
she bounced off the stage and into our arms.
Papa sped through rush hour traffic with heroic speed to
see his girl sing her heart out in the Christmas show.
We took a ride on the Polar Express this Thursday.
A certain someone was in a bit of a mood.
Well to be honest this mood has struck our fancy quite a bit lately.
She had a good time despite her efforts to not crack even a hint of a smile. This is our friend Jake. I am happy to report that after our train ride Lily stated, "Did you see my friend Jake. We had fun on the Polar Express" What a relief!
My camera ran out of battery mid ride.
So there is no photographic evidence
but let me assure you that we are still not a fan of ol' St. Nick.
Now let me clarify that we are a fan of him bringing us presents and sticking them under the tree and inside a stocking as long as he doesn't come near her door, but even a glimpse of him sends us into ear piercing shrieks. We covered her with our sweatshirt while he was aboard and accepted the first gift of Christmas on her behalf. Now the ghost was also aboard the train and he was not scary. (I assure you he looked scary to me!) He asked Lily if he could have her bell and she handed it over. He gave her his coal. Then he proceeded to walk up and down the train car and rant about how her bell didn't work. He gave it back to her and the next time we saw him Lily stuffed the bell in the pocket of her jammies as quickly as possible. This is the one and only time she forgot she wasn't supposed to be having a good time:0)