Saturday, 8 August 2009
I have been so excited for the last few days, not for myself but for my gorgeous girl who has been rehearsing for weeks since completing her GCSEs to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the drama group she joined when she was 6. I originally suggested she joined this group to help with her confidence and thought it would be something which she would grow out of after a few terms. But she has stuck with it for 10 years and despite my suggesting it might be time to drop it recently she refuses to give it up. She has no desire to be an actress but loves the friendship and camaraderie she gets from this group of like minded teenagers.
Its a fantastic opportunity - there are over 2000 events to choose from between her own performances, anything from Shakespeare for breakfast to comedy for very late supper, and art and music, street theatre and drama! Many are free and she has identified at least 3 dozen she wants to see!
I've been told that other parents aren't going so I've had to make do with the dress rehearsal. (She left me a note saying "DO NOT CRY!")which I'm afraid I let her down on (again!). She's now left with her teddy bear hidden in her case (not that grown up then!) until next Sunday. I feel as if she's stretching her wings, a fledgling learning to fly and I'm just clucking around in the background. I suppose the best thing I can do is tidy the nest ready for when she lands again suffering from sensory overload and aching wings ready to have her feathers stroked...
Break a leg gorgeous girl,