Monday, January 2, 2017

Stage Fright

I love going to our grandkids school programs! This year our youngest, Jazz,was in her pre-school Christmas program. This is the stage, all ready for the kids to enter. The big dots on the floor show them where to stand.

And here they are, all in their places!

Here is Jazz the first time she spots us in the audience. She is a camel. Most of the little ones were scared out of their wits. This boy beside Jazz is frozen in fear.


This little girl did not want to look.

These three are crying, thumb sucking, and biting their nails.

Jazz was not scared, and enjoyed the attention. But I felt bad for the others. They were all glad when it was over. I have never been to a program when so many were so scared. Some looked barely three, and it made me wonder if they should be doing things like this so young.They were clearly not prepared for so many people in the audience. Smile for the camera Jazz!

 “Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life—body and soul—in his hands.

Luke 12 




15 comments:

Anne said...

Such a long time ago that was for me. I hardly remember. Soon enough, though, it will be ME with the grands. I'll have to mention the reactions to Kris. Seb likes to go his own way. He may not like this. Matteo is so easy going that he will be very different. You just have to start looking in his direction and the kid smiles. Seb was and is, more solemn.

Jazz is adorable. How old is she? Pre-school age so may almost five or a young five?

crafty cat corner said...

I used to love going to the nativity plays when all of ours were young. They have all grown now so I'm hoping I'll be around for the Great Grand children.
Briony
x

Chris Scheuer said...

So cute! Jazz is adorable and seems very confident in herself.
This reminds me of a Christmas program when my son was about this age and makes me laugh.

It was a Bible Study that had about 500 women and a big children's program. I told my son I'd be sitting up in the balcony and would look for him when they did their program. When the kids came out and got settled in their places, I saw him scanning and scanning the audience, looking for me. When he finally spotted me, he was overjoyed and started jumping up and down. But then he began to make faces, really silly faces, pulling on his eyes and his mouth and looking ridiculous.
When I picked him up later and we were driving home, I said "I loved your program - but I'm wondering why you made all those faces in front of 500 women." He said "mom, I was only looking at you. You were the only one who could see me!" haha!!

Sandra said...

Jazz may grow up to be a speaker or actor. she is certainly not scared. I think our new world is pushing to much on the very young. they don't have time to be a toddler.. it is not that they can't learn all that stuff but I don't think they should. 4 is the age to start things like this. just my opinion. they all look adorable and some are enjoying themselves like Jazz. maybe introverts and extroverts. who knows

LV said...

How adorable. Th age group is the best as you never know what they are going to do. Jazz did a super job.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Jazz seems to have the right charm and personality to be on stage.

Ann Thompson said...

Maybe Jazz has a future in the theatre. I remember going to programs when my kids were little and there was always at least one with stage fright

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I see your point....fear instilled in them at this early age may be a bad thing in years to come.

But for us 'old grandmas'...times like this are priceless.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

The school programs are so fun. The kids are all adorable. I remember when the twins had theirs in preschool one year they performed okay but afterwards they both burst into tears in the car and were mad at ME for sending them to it. LOL!

L. D. said...

It is always fun to see them and the mistakes or stage fright is all a part of the game. Granddaughter is a sweetie.

Rose said...

Oh, ginny, my heart breaks for the little ones that were afraid. But glad yours wasn't.

Tanya Breese said...

They are all so precious! I love all the photos! Good for Jazz!

reana claire said...

So cute! Yes, the 3 year olds might not know what is happening but then once they have settled down on stage, they should be alright.. Your grandkids are doing well there, I can see...

Carla from The River said...

Hi,
I remember when my boys where in their first church program. It was fun to see Jazz all smiles.
Happy New Year,
Carla

SweetMarie said...

my son started preschool at the age of three and he loved being in the programs. he was always smiling like Jazz. :) I feel bad for those other children too. I don't remember any children at my son's preschool looking so terrified on stage.
happy new year!