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Donna & Andrew
First, The Boy:
Friday and Saturday, The Boy will be on stage in the local high school production of Seussical the Musical.
He sings! He dances! He performs in the Circus McGurkus!
He's a proud tiger in the performance, and he's very excited to be on stage.
He's rehearsed his tail off for the past few weeks - and I've had to learn the ins and outs of removing stage makeup...I rarely wear makeup myself, so I had to make a quick trip to the store to purchase baby wipes, Vaseline and liquid eye makeup remover.
He'll go to school tomorrow looking a bit emo - there's still a trace of dark shadow around his eyelashes.
He's been (mostly) appropriate in his interactions with the other high school students. Since he's no longer enrolled at the school, there were many inquisitive students (and by 'inquisitive', I mean female) who wanted to know what school he attends.
He said it was none of their business. Cheeky, that Boy.
He's been up past his bedtime and still functioning at school.
And now, all his hard work is going to pay off...LET THE SHOW GO ON!
And in other news...
I squealed with delight today when I read my email...I have been selected to be in the cast of Listen To Your Mother: St. Louis!
Listen To Your Mother is a series of readings that will be taking place in 24 cities across the US.
I had auditioned for the St. Louis show a few weeks ago, and found out that I made the final cut. I'll be taking the stage with 12 other local women - and we'll all read our stories about all things motherhood.
Tickets are now on sale (and are expected to sell out). The show is being held at St. Luke's Hospital's Emerson Auditorium in Chesterfield.
If you're in the area, there are two shows on May 11. You can click here for more info.
One-half of the ticket sale proceeds will go to support Connections to Success (CtS), a local charity that helps people break the cycle of poverty and move into the workforce.
I hope you'll come out and support this cause and enjoy listening to local women tell their stories about motherhood.