Thursday, March 20, 2014

All things Mia

Mia's life can be summed up in one word: theater.

That's it. That's all she cares about. She doesn't care if she is the lead, the ensemble, or the toilet cleaner. The kid loves it. This show, in particular, has had a lasting impact on her. The story was very emotional and she spent her entire winter with these wonderful, interesting, exciting people. It makes coming back home to boring ole' Locust Lane all the more devastating. She hasn't stopped crying since Sunday.

I'm not sure what it says about my fashion sense when the costume designer tells me that Mia will need a "poor immigrant coat" and then looks at the coat she wore to rehearsal and says, "Actually, that one is perfect."

The backstage culture is so fascinating. Somehow these kids can knit, make jewelry, eat, do homework, watch movies, and make duct tape wallets while simultaneously singing every song and quoting every line that is happening on stage. All this and they never miss their cue. It's incredible.
Mia also learned to text. 
 She's currently at home learning to not text.
This picture sums up Mia very well. Most of the time she is perfectly content to observe the action from the sidelines. Here all the backstage kids are engrossed in a game of Uno and Mia is happily engrossed in a book.
I prayed that Mia would find her passion. 
And now I just pray that she doesn't major in it in college.

1 comment:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

I'm so sorry we missed it - just too many things happening the last few weeks! Had our own show. I know what you mean - it's addictive! They make friends from all over and all ages. They learn so much too! And I know what you mean about that last sentence. Just pray what they learn they will use to honor God.