Also known as the prequel to "Gracie's Kindergarten Play"....
I am going to have a heart attack before she graduates High School--I just know it!
If you could have seen me last night--you probably would have laughed. Although, Garren was sitting beside me, and he wasn't laughing. He didn't understand why I was the way I was...but he sure wasn't enjoying my short fuse.
I was a mommy scorned!
I had waited weeks for this moment. My daughter's first school play. I helped the teacher dye all of the shirts, I made her a special hair bow to wear (even though I knew they were wearing a hat as as apart of their costume), I got a special babysitter (thanks Mallory!) for Thomas so I could focus on her, and I was sure to get to the school 40 minutes before the start of the play.
Now, if you have already been through your child's first performance, you will get a chuckle out of this because I am assuming that all of us "first timers" get all worked up over such things.
I sent Garren to get us a seat and I took Gracie to her classroom. I snapped a ton of pictures after helping her into her costume. I was so proud and I kissed her for good luck.
That was the end of my happy mommy mood.
I found Garren at the way back of the cafeteria/gym. He had managed to get an end seat, but it was so far back and I was already discouraged.
My mental state did NOT improve as I watched parent after parent and sibling after sibling walk up the isle and block the view for me, and many, many others.
This continued to happen through out the performance, and everyone was talking behind me and in front of me, I have no idea what the kids were saying.
I was about to boil over!! I had planned to video the entire performance for those who weren't there to see it later. Not only were we so far back that the zoom could barely get her (and it is NOT in focus because she was so far away), there are countless numbers of people who walk in front of me.
They had asked that everyone stay seated, which did not happen!!
Are you laughing at me yet? Because I was moments away from going postal!
This was MY child's first play. That was MY baby on that stage! And thanks to countless people who had no respect for me, or quite frankly for the child they came to see--I missed out on it.
I took as many pictures and small video clips as I could, and I couldn't help but start to get angrier. I knew this was going to happen at her Kindergarten graduation. And if they thought I was mad now--missing my child get her diploma would in fact send me over the edge.
I thought the evening couldn't have gone worse, although I was sure to put back on my "prouder than pie" face when I went to get Gracie from her classroom. Of course I didn't have to "pretend" but for a few minutes. I missed practically the whole thing--but I was just a pile of mush when I got to my baby.
But, the evening did get worse.
Apparently it was library day and I forgot again to send in her books. She told me how she had to sit at the table and not get up. I fought back tears the rest of the night. But, it wasn't just that....there is no Kindergarten graduation.
Apparently there are too many kids to try and have a ceremony.
I am completely crushed!
Now, scroll up and hear all the wonderful things about my Gracie's first play!!!!