Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Of Late

Bode is a Heat fan. Translation: He's a frontrunner. {Until I had a son I never knew what the word frontrunner meant or that there was an NBA team called The Heat. Sometimes your life goes in a direction you never could have imagined.}

Anyway, the day the Thunder played the Heat he carried this sign around everywhere he went. I have no idea why. And the next day (after the Heat lost - suckers) he added the score to it and carried it around like a scarlet letter. It was equally hilarious, pitiful and completely nonsensical.
Once again, Mia is living at the theater. Which means I am living at the theater. Her latest show, Ragtime, has been the most challenging show she has ever done. It's not a children's show and it's not rated G. However, she is basically getting to live out an important history lesson which has lead to lots of interesting discussions on the way home (Mom, what's a negr0? Why were girls not allowed to get a job? How come people wanted to come to America so bad if Americans were mean to them?) It's been challenging. And also good.
 Theater kids. They pretty much sing everything they say. It gets...loud.
Mia will always be cast as the "typical American child." 
 Thank goodness for rainbow looms. They help pass the hours and hours and hours and hours and hours of waiting to be called on stage. 

(If you have 4 minutes, here is a little sneak preview. It's only a rehearsal but it gives you an idea of how talented this cast is.)
If you need her, she will be in downtown OKC making rubberband bracelets and singing about societal injustices until March 14th.


Wa Wa Waughs said...

Great song - we are going to have to work this into our schedule!

OK Chick said...

I enjoy hearing stories about your kids!