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The Greatest Talent Show in Elementary School History (for all you parents!)
NC Register ^ | February 7, 2013 | Matthew Archbold

Posted on 02/10/2013 4:04:02 PM PST by NYer

They were a tornado of plaid and elbows running out the doors of their Catholic elementary school. Four of them waved a green piece of paper above their heads excitedly but the kindergartener was just running because she doesn’t know any other speed.

I hardly had time to imagine what was on the green paper before they slammed themselves against the van all eager to be the first to announce something. In the maelstrom of words I made out the phrase “talent show.”

The girls were particularly excited. The 13 year old climbed into the front seat, which still feels strange to me. She told me she was going to perform something by Taylor Swift with two of her classmates. The 11 year old also wanted to sing something by Taylor Swift so there was a brief argument but it was submerged in the excitement.

The ten year old told me she would dribble a basketball through her legs and behind her back and maybe perform some magic. (Not sure how they'd segue but she seemed excited.)

When we arrived home I read the handout and my thirteen year old whispered to bring my attention to the bottom which said that only 1st through 8th could perform. She enjoys these conspiratorial moments because I think it makes her feel like an adult. I think sometimes to grow up someone has to let you.

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1 posted on 02/10/2013 4:04:07 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

I don’t think I’d want my kids listening to pop music these days


2 posted on 02/10/2013 4:05:35 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...
"What were you going to do as your talent anyway?" asked the 11 year old to distract her because her first instinct is to always make things better. When we received no response I asked the same question. Slowly, she released her head and stared up at me incredulously as if I'd just admitted that I didn't know her at all. "Dance, Dad," she said. "Dance."

Oh.

Now, mind you, this particular child wore a Batman mask for four years. This past year has been spent swinging styrofoam swords at her brother. I've never seen her dance except out of the way of some invisible missile hurled by an imaginary nemesis. But the way she was acting you'd think she shuffle-stepped out of the womb wearing leg warmers and glitter.

She suddenly stood up and without any music began jumping, twirling, and waving wildly as if someone were shooting at her feet. The kids and I watched her for about twenty seconds enjoying the show and then after about twenty more seconds we started wondering if we'd have to taze her to get her to stop.

You will probably all recognize one of your children in fabulous story.

3 posted on 02/10/2013 4:06:26 PM PST by NYer ("Before I formed you in the womb I knew you." --Jeremiah 1:5)
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I don’t have kids, but it’s a great story.


4 posted on 02/10/2013 4:20:49 PM PST by fattigermaster (When tigers hunt, the jackals profit...when tigers sleep, the jackals rule.)
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