Last year, this just meant that Mini went to the local indie theatre to watch a play with the rest of the school. This year, being in Year 1 means carol singing at the local church, joining in with the extra special treats (which start this week with a trip to the cinema).
And the Year 1 Nativity play.
|Such ladylike qualities...|
Hell, who am I kidding, I am pantsing it that Mini will "Bette Midler" it across the stage no matter how small her part. Or how big her part.
Now, I've not read the Nativity in a while (sorry to any religious readers out there), but there are a few parts to it. Considering the school quite rightly tries to involved every child from Year 1, and that's about 40 kids, the parts are thinning out pretty rapidly.
There are, off the top of my head, the 3 Wise Men, Gabriel, some Angels (or that may just have been my school's way of using up children), Mary, Joseph, some Shepherds, and an Inn Keeper. That isn't 40 parts. So I'm assuming that the rest are swept up as sheep, villagers, and the choir to shake a few tambourines.
Mini, having never read the play, already knows enough from last years kids that there is an Angel in it somewhere. That, my friends is what Mini has decided she will be. No one has actually said she will be, and trust me, I have tried to tell her she may not be picked for that, it depends on if she behaves or not, or a number of other factors, but she is adamant.
Which is why the whole idea of the Nativity is bringing me out in a rash.
I know I won some Parent Points when I made her Jubilee costume, so perhaps they will pick her for a main part because they think I can
|How is she only 5?|
I know it's mean to think that, perhaps my daughter's confidence will have me hiding behind a coat in the audience, but she does have a habit of exerting her authority a little too much. Even when she did Show and Tell last year, her Teaching assistant said it was hard work to get her to let someone else have a go.
Its nice to have confidence, but, if she doesn't get the part she wants, she will be so disappointed.
I may have to bring it up at Parent's Evening tomorrow. If nothing else it will change the subject from the broken book scandal....
Ideas below lovely and knowledgeable readers if you please. What are your Nativity play experiences? Did it go well?