The "Nine in the Afternoon" boys. My TanMan is the far right.
Last night was my kids spring musical. We are fortunate enough have our 3 youngest boys in a small Christian private school. It has been home to our pre-school through 8th graders for the last 7 years. The “music” department has been through a lot of changes. Our spring musical has consisted of everything from traditional choir music to “Mice from Outer Space” (I so wish I was joking). I had heard rumblings that with our new music teacher this year, things were going to be different. And those rumblings were correct.
There were no kindergarteners dressed in spring dresses with flowers around their heads. There was no welcoming in spring with a song about birds and honeybees. There were no 8th grade boys in the back sulking being too cool for school. There were 80 kids in red shirts and jeans and smiling faces.
The music selection was straight from the top of the charts.
The kindergarten and 1st grade sang “New Soul” by Yael Naim (a singer/songwriter from Israel and shot to the charts with the Mac commercials) My daughter and I could not takes our eyes of these 5 and 6 year olds singing their “new souls” out.
The 2nd through 6th grade sang “The Show” by Lenka “I’m just a little bit caught in the middle…” (has been heard in Old Navy commercials and Parenthood promos). The song was complete with choreography and enthusiasm.
A quartet of 7th grade boys, which included my TanMan sang “Nine in the Afternoon” by Panic at the Disco. They sported blazer’s and ties and all the pubescent coolness they could muster. Girls were screaming and I think I saw them giving autograph’s afterwards.
Also performed by the entire student body was “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey and “Fireflies” by Owl City. Yea, our school is cool like that.
The finale was “Viva La Vida” by Coldplay (yes, Coldplay) and the Beatles “Hey Jude” with more “na, na, na, na, na, na, nas” than you could count. The kids were having a blast and the parents were not checking their watches so they could go home and watch The Office.
A new standard was set and I am hoping to never have to see mice from outer space again.
On a completely different but deserving note, I am the recipient of another award! This one was from AmandaK at Blogger Towne. This is a new blog about all things blogging. There are great links and help available to blogging neophytes like myself. Please go check them out.
I was not prepapared for another award ceremony and my dress is not back from the cleaners (still trying to get Sandra’s tear stains out). So I decided to go a different route and cover my body in tattoos. And speaking from simply a minimalist perspective, I now have to wear less clothes. Can’t wait for the weather to warm up.
I would like to pass on this award to some more of my beautiful blogging friends
Lourie at CA Girl. She a California girl like me, except she still gets to live there and I don't.
My Friend at Fat, Female and 40 because hey, who isn't?
Lisa at Blue and Shoe. She is a not so reformed 80's girl like myself. We have to stick together or Pretty in Pink will simply be a distant memory.
Amy at I Wish I Was in Dixie. I wish I knew where Dixie was. But I know where her blog is so I am good.
Saimi at Three Days a Week. She is a preschool teacher and wrights about her little cherubs. It makes me glad I am not a teacher and that there are women like her that are!
So I need to go add antother tat. Have a great weekend.