Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Beauty and the Beast, Twilight and life.........

As some of you know, my kids go to a school that has an extracurricular children's theater program. Each year they put on a fabulous musical performance. They rehearse 2-3 times a week for 3 months until "tech week" and then they are at the theater late every night until opening night. The kids learn all aspects of the theater and many choose to work backstage rather than act. They learn about props, lighting, sound, sets, etc. The camaraderie is amazing and they have a great time. The school is K-8 but you have to be in 4th grade to be part of the production and have to keep good grades. This is Kayla's 4th year participating and she absolutely loves it. This year they are performing Beauty and the Beast and Kayla has the role of Mrs. Potts! She's very excited to have a lead role and she'll be singing quite a bit. They always do a fabulous job with costumes so it will interesting to see how they will incorporate her wheelchair into this role.

Speaking of Beasts.......I have been sucked into the Twilight Saga vortex! All the teens are reading this series so Kayla wanted to read it to. I asked around and got mixed reviews about it so I decided to read it myself to see if it was appropriate for her (she's 12). It surprised me that she'd even want to read this type of book, it's not her normal style (nor mine) but I decided to try to get through the them.....for her sake. Can you say addicted? Even though these are written for teens and there are some flaws in the writing and story line, I am hopelessly addicted to them! As soon as one is finished, I rush to get the bookstore for the next. I was hoping to save them for my Christmas/Birthday list but I won't be able to last that long. It's crazy! My chores are slipping....I'm not even stamping! *gasp*. I need to finish them so I can get back to my regularly schedule life or figure out how to hold and book and fold laundry at the same time! LOL!

Hopefully, I'll be back soon with some crafty goodness. I just got some new rubber in the mail that I'm dying to show off. I'm also planning to participate in VMAA (Virtual Meeting of the A Muse Addicts) this friday night. I don't usually stamp well under pressure so we'll see how things turn out. Check out the A Muse Addicts site and come play with us!

4 comments:

june said...

don't fear joyce, i just started to read "twilight" today. my daughter has read them all. i thought the movie was pretty entertaining. but then i enjoy that type of fantasy movie.

Anonymous said...

It's fine joyce, i read them too, I was reading Eclipse when we were in Seattle, I had all I could do to not bring it with me, I finished it on the plane back and when I got home I made my husband stop at the bookstore as soon as I got off the plane! Yes addicted. sherry

Jennie M said...

How fun that your daughter is going to be Mrs. Potts!! And those books sound really fun! I've heard tons of people talking about them, I think I've got to check them out!! :)

Melissa Craig said...

Same here! I heard about these books because a SCSer had posted a card swap for cards that best represent Twilight for you. I wanted to know what Club Edward was and all the other yada-yada's about it. I asked my son about the books (he's 13) and then borrowed the books from a co-worker. I just started #4. I love Vampire stories anyway so I am hooked. Bella irritates me a bit, but all in all I haven't been able to put the books down and my swaps are stacking up on me!!