Today was day ONE of Nutcracker practice. Started off with the Parents Meeting, passing out the information packages and the schedule. Lots of new faces this year and the regulars were there too. I have been dethroned as Frau Silberhaus this year, which is fine with me....that's a lot of pressure. This year I am Mrs. Snooty and boy can I play that part well! I have 5 children in my family and so far I am without a husband....don't understand it, I'm filthy rich, kinda cute, so what I'm a bit snobby. I'm worth it. Hopefully before the performance I can find a man.
Woah, I'm getting into my new part a liiiiittttle too good here. LOL.
There is always a kid (or 2) that is the cut up, the one you sit back and say "oh no, why?????"....well this year is no different and the trouble is they are brothers! I already threatened them with the broomstick! The rest of the kids are awesome - listened well, and learned very quickly. YAY!
Well, on to the 9/11 stuff......2,996: A Tribute to the Victims of 9/11
I have asked Tom to help me with the 2,996 tribute. Since Joey Henry was a friend of his daughters, I thought it would be nice to add a personal touch to the story and have him give me some inside information. That's a tough one though, to have known this kid, watch him grow up and become a man, chose to follow his father & grandfather's career, then this tragedy takes his life. Brings the reality a little too close to home for my hubby.
(I hope they don't play this 9/11 up too much in the elementary schools. I don't want my Miss T coming home all worried up about it.) I do however think that it needs to be a part of the History books and studies of High Schools....we all leared about the Civil War, 1812, I & II etc.....history is history. They've already made a stink over flying the Confederate Flag....um HELLO, HISTORY here. It happened, it didn't happen to YOU, but it is a part of history. They still hold re-enactments at certain battlefields etc...so........
Sometimes my Tom starts in about that war...I have to say "Hold it, wait a minute! Your people were not even HERE then, so shut up". (His Gpa came over from Italy)
Anyway, off that subject before I get speared! or slapped on the wrist.
Y'all have a good night now ya hear?!!!