After practicing for more than a month and making adorable t-shirts, Friday, October 29th, was the Nursery Rhyme-A-Palooza! The last first show of the year for me. I think it is so important for kids (and everyone else) to be able to stand up in front of a crowd and speak or sing or dance or whatever. It is a life skill.Well, this group had me convinced that they were not generally a naturally musically inclined group. I was more than a little nervous about show day. The morning's practice...dismal. The morning's dress rehearsal...uninspiring. Nervous was beginning to take up residence in my neck and shoulders and I could barely move it by lunchtime. As the room filled with families I had accepted my fate and I led them in. They took the stage and the room brightened immediately. They were so happy to see their families! They smiled and performed their parts the BEST they had ever done them...ever...really. I got teary eyed more than once while watching them....ahhh. I got more than teary eyed while talking with a teacher friend who came up to ask about the show at the end of the day. My last Nursery Rhyme show....ahhh.Anyway, have a look at how cute they look in their shirts.