June 08, 2005
Lite Posting Notice
Lite posting today - I'm crunching on some things this morning so I can head off to the seven year old Llama-ette's end of year school production around lunchtime.
This year, the gel's class is doing a kiddie-musical version of East of the Sun, West of the Moon. The gel herself has been cast as the West Wind and also has a part among a chorus of trolls. Being the sort of girl she is, she's memorized not only her own songs, but pretty much everyone else's as well and has been singing them around the house for several weeks.
I can't seem to find the lyrics, but the West Wind's song is all about how relaxed, lazy and easy-going this wind is. This strikes me as an amusing piece of miscasting, because my eldest is nothing of the sort, being instead energetic, imperious and short-tempered. I also think she's nervous about the show - when she gets scared, she also gets very crabby and fractious and she's been a bit of a handful the past couple of days. (Indeed, I strongly suspect this nervousness is what's behind her recent fretting about migrating volcanoes.) In the end, though, I think she'll do just fine.
Of course I'll let you know how it goes.
Posted by Robert at June 8, 2005 09:37 AM