Oldest Princess was in her school's talent show this morning. It was so sweet. It brought tears to my eyes to see my tiny little sweetheart up on that big stage. She was much braver than her mama.
I've been so anxious about this talent show because I didn't know what to expect. Three weeks ago, she brought home a paper to sign allowing her to audition. I tried to be tactful, but basically I said, "But you don't have a talent."
She insisted that she wanted to sing, "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for the show.
"Oh, great!" I thought, "She doesn't have any performing experience, she's never sung in front of anyone before, and now she wants to stand up in front the whole school and sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star?" It sounded like a great opportunity for getting teased to me. But she was so insistent and persistent, I finally emailed her music teacher and asked for advice.
The music teacher was excited that she wanted to sing and started working with her to get ready. It was so hard to just trust her and let her to do this:
She did great! I was so proud of her and so thankful I failed in talking her out of it. I need to learn to let my kids stretch their wings and take risks, but that is such a hard thing for a mom to do. It's scary to have my heart walking around outside of my body, but my kids keep amazing me and going beyond my expectations.