We all have proud mommy moments. They can be small – like managing to sip out of a straw without blowing the contents all over the place. And they can be big – when you child stands on stage in front of 200 people and is an absolute rockstar!
That was Jae-Lyn last night. She was a butterfly in her school concert. The story was Makwelane en die Krokodil (she goes to an afrikaans school) by Maria Hendriks and Piet Grobler. I take my hats off to the staff at Duimpie, they pulled off an amazing concert. All the kiddles took part, even the ‘baby’ class. Not one child cried and ran off the stage. And a little Grade R girl called Kia recited her lines like it was no ones business.
I was a tad nervous. Earlier this year at the schools modelling show, with about 30 parents, my child burst into tears before she was even on the ramp. But not this time. She went on, stood in her place, searched for us in the crowd, did her dance, searched for us in the crowd, FOUND US, and proceeded to stop all dancing to wave and blow kisses. and then carry on with her dance.
Afterwards they all came onto the stage to dance and there was Jae-Lyn, in the front row, shaking her tush and getting down with some serious dance moves, much to everyone’s amusement.
I cannot wait to get the dvd!
Jae-Lyn and Raiden (my beautiful nephew)
I have never seen a prettier butterfly in my entire life