As many of you are aware, we insist each of our children play a musical instrument. Because of this, we get to go to recitals. Recitals would be great if it was just your kids in the recital. But when you have to sit through 3 hours of twinkle twinkle little star, and you ipod runs out of batteries after the first hour, it can be a little grueling. And what about those families that have like 6 kids in the recital. Who do they think they are? Oh wait, scratch that.
In all honesty, I beam with pride when I watch my kids perform. Whether they are good or not, they are great to me and I could not be prouder than when they combat their personal fears and get up in front of a huge crowd and perform. Me personally, I hate getting up in front of people….. well I don’t hate it… I don’t even dislike it… OK I am a bit of a ham. But for the kids it can be tough. This past year Tracy has went from not singing in church, to singing backup, to actually leading a few services. Something she thought she would never be able to do, and I think she is awesome. I also think she is a great example to the kids.
Ben is the only one of our kids taking voice lessons. Why? Well let’s just say, so far, most of the kids have developed dad’s propensity for singing, which means we should stick to rap. But that may change. Ben, on the other hand has a very nice voice. When he performed a couple years ago, he got stuck before he even got started. He had to start over 4 or 5 times. I didn’t think he would make it, and his teacher said ” Well are you going to sing or not?” He did, and he did awesome. I was so proud I couldn’t hardly handle it. I think I may have got some dust in my eye even. Anyway, I babble. Her is a little in home recital for you to enjoy. I have edited it down quite a bit, because unless you are their parent, you shouldn’t have to listen to 10 minutes of other kids recitals. This one is special though, because Jo and Shyla even do a little singing.