Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Perfect performances...



Rick and I enjoyed watching Marlee and Paige perform last night at their Jr High music concert. (Thank you Landon for keeping the little ones at home). Marlee opted out of choir this year, but she did great on the guitar. Paige performed with the choir and band. She's a percussionist and it was so fun to watch her play those drums. She was the only one on the snare and cymbals so it was like watching her perform a solo the whole time. A little nerve racking until I realized how smooth and together she was. She wasn't rattled a bit and she did an excellent job. She's not her mother's child on that one. I would have passed out with fear. I do great under pressure as long as it doesn't involve people watching me. (Except for public speaking, for some reason I don't mind public speaking--weird.) When my kids perform, I think I take on all of the pressure for them. When I'd meet Rick for one of Landon's baseball games and he'd say, "Landon's pitching today, isn't that cool." I'd think, no not cool because now I get to have a stomachache the whole game. And I was biting my fingernails the whole season while Landon played goalie for his high school soccer team. Rick would say "Man I wish they'd get the ball down the field so Landon could get some more action." And I'd be thinking, no please keep it completely away from our side of the field. I guess there's a reason I was never involved in sports.

2 comments:

CrabbyFamily said...

I have a hard time watching Zach's sports.. stomachache too.. But mostly because I turn into one of those crazy parents on the side lines shouting like a maniac. I'm a total hot head... Who knew :-)

CrabbyFamily said...

oh... i have to add.. your girls are quite stylish. aunt larissa must be rubbing off on them... or perhaps you J. xoxo mary