Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Autumn asks: Do you have a drama queen?

Unfortunately, my husband comes from a family that has VERY strong drama genes. It's not pretty. And, to make matters worse, our Songbird seems to have inherited a nice sized slice of that piece of gene pie. Now, add a dad that can't stand drama, and a mom that does not understand the mental workings of a drama queen, and you have the recipe for occasional disasters.

We have worked hard to curb the drama gene. We have kept our little queen involved in state choirs and school choirs and drama classes in summer. She really likes that. We try to make sure she understands where drama is appropriate and where it is ridiculous. The phrase "Get a grip!!" is known to pass my lips on a rather regular basis.

But this is not one of those times.

Songbird went in to auditions for the local high school play. She missed the casting auditions and went to see if she could slide into a silent part or even be a stage hand or behind the scenes kind of girl. When she asked me about casting auditions last week she needed to have a monologue prepared....and I don't even know what that is. I suggested she stay after school and watch the auditions so next time she would know. Anyways, she didn't but she jumped at the chance to work on the play in some manner.

So when we picked her up from auditions we were really shocked to find out that she had a speaking part...and is an understudy for an even bigger part on a day that person can't make it to the public performance. What??? How did you go from stage hand to speaking parts??? Only our child.

So for th0se that know my little drama queen, make sure to congratulate her the next time you see her for her part in the Aladdin play.
As the ever practicle mom, I'm wondering how she will make it through the next 2 months. She gets on the bus at 6:45, and now at least 2x a week she will not be leaving school until 7:00pm. Practices are from 4:00-7:00pm. Ouch. Guess I'd better stock up on granola bars and other portable, high calorie snacks to help her get through!!

And here's the real kicker for me. She is the only Jr. High kid in the play. She will be spending all those hours rehearsing with HIGH SCHOOL boys! (Who said there is no drama on my side of the family?? LOL!) NO. NO. NO. Excuse me while I go try on the drama queen hat.


  1. congratulations to her! We will have to go see the play- let us know when to get tickets!

  2. That is SO great!!! I am proud of her and I don't even know her! :)

  3. I just posted a picture of my own drama queen this morning! They're fun, don't you think?

    Congrats to your daughter! I bet you're so proud.