This weekend was another jam packed one, so much so that I didn’t have any time to put on my running shoes to hit the road with my last “long” run before attempting the Soweto half this coming weekend.
What it was jam packed with though was some pretty awesome moments spent with family and friends. For many years I wondered if I would get to experience the many awesome firsts that parents got to experience. Last year I was super excited to hear that Kade’s school was hosting a school concert. Only to be
crushed super disappointed to hear that the class Kade as in did not take part in the school concerts (which I know actually believe to be the right tack) But I digress… so bright and early on Saturday morning we all woke up and undertook the massive task of getting all of us ready, fed (we only managed to feed the kids) and to the school by 08h15 sharp (geesh anyone ever try get a toddler with too long hair which needed to be gelled up, a 9 month old baby who is due a morning nap at the VERY time you have to be at the school and two adults to an event that early before?)
We dropped Kade in his class to get dressed for the show and went to find our seats. It was SO surreal to think that here we were attending our son’s first school concert with a baby in tow! Me, the infertile, waiting with anticipation to watch MY child in his first show. I was nervous for my child as we had not been hearing much practicing of songs at home and he needs time to settle himself and will do things when he is good and ready for it. I had thought that he would be one of the kids who cried or got stage fright when faced with the prospect of having all these people looking at him.
My son totally surprised me!
He was SO confident.
He was SO charming.
He sang SO loud and was SO proud of himself.
I tell you I nearly came undone when he had been put into place on the stage and he scanned the faces watching him and finding mine, waved gleefully at me! I will never under estimate this child of mine again. My heart swelled with SO much pride and my eyes filled with tears at the simple joy of watching these gorgeous three year old children perform their hearts out for us.
What an amazing new “first” to have experienced with my little guy!