Monday, February 9, 2009

I forgot about PJ's Christmas Program

Oh my, how can I forget PJ's Christmas program. Well, if you were there you would understand how I forgot about it.

But to have to work with that many kids

I had to attend both of them. And it wasn't any better the second time around.

Now you have to understand that this was 2 days after Chuck's shoulder surgery and he really didn't want to be there, but he was. I felt bad for him. He was in so much pain, but he still went.

My dad and his wife went that morning too, they were leaving for Myrtle Beach the next day. That was cool. So, that was why I had to go in the morning.

This is what I saw with PJ.
Looks excited, doesn't he? I was taking the pics and he followed me everywhere I went. I had to make him sing several times. Now the thing is with chorus only a select few make it, don't screw it up. There was 125 students in the chorus this year. Seems like she picked them all. There are only 500 in the entire school and chorus is open starting at 3rd grade. I leave my opinion at the door for some of these students. Seems like if the parents have money, child has 0 talent they made it. PJ has a good voice and he tries very hard to please his music teacher and to please others. He has a talent, just have to really push him to use it. Um, sound familiar Patti?

I have seen a lot of these programs, this was huge. The teacher is an amazing woman. But the chorus is too big.

To be honest,the night show wasn't any better. I think she had way too much to work with in a short amount of time. Over the years they have cut out so much, only for the students to do well on the TCAP, state testing, remember those days? And it shows in the time that she had to prepare for the program.

Now, I did go back at night, someone had to take PJ there. But his grandparents were attending and I wanted to be there with them too.

PJ failed to let me know that in the morning show he could wear his Ho Ho hat. Gee, if I had known that I would have had him wear it to the morning show. He looks angelic, doesn't he? Don't let that fool you!

The program was your typical program, kids sang, kids messed up, that was the fun part. It was overwhelming for the music teacher to handle all of the students in this short amount of time.

It was fun to see him up there, it really was.

But to have to work with that many kids, in the time frame she was given, I can understand where the program went astray.

But all in all, it was nice to see him with his friends, singing and having fun.

Hopefully, next year will be better. But this is an opening for him to get into choir in Middle School. And since he was in the Christmas play in '07, this also gives him an opening for him to get into drama when he hits Middle school.