Yesterday was the kids' Christmas program at church. We always look forward to this time of year because Clayton loves the music so much. Not that he actually sings when he gets on stage. There are way too many other interesting things to watch and singing usually takes a back seat to watching the audience.
He was not a happy camper!! I just laughed and waved (I was on the front row and plenty close in my opinion!). I don't think he liked the fact that I just kept on snapping pictures and didn't make one move for him. I knew he was a big boy and could handle it, I just hoped it didn't take long for him to realize it. He finally got some sympathy from my friend Holly who stayed with him for the rest of the time. He even held on to his star for a little bit.
But then he said "to heck with the star, what are all those people doing out there?!"
Next up was Clayton's group. The theme of the show was time travel and Clayton's class dressed up as if they were in the '50s. We slicked back his hair and put on the shades . . .
The second grade boys were supposed to be singing around this microphone but Clayton laughed and waved at people, another boy made faces at the audience the whole time, and the other two just stood there. So much for a "doo-wap" ensemble!
I know I look like a goof out in the audience at these things. I mean, it's just a little ole' Christmas pageant. But I literally smile THE. WHOLE. TIME. My cheeks hurt afterwards because I've had a permanent grin on my face! BEAMING with pride, as they say!