December 22, 2008


Aidan's preschool Christmas program was Friday night. He's been singing songs, doing marches, and making hand gestures for a week. Very excited.

We had our doubts but he insisted he was going and was gonna do it.

He lied.

We dug the camcorder out of the hell that is our office closet and got it all charged up. I bought him a crisp new white shirt and blue pants that was required and he even let Daddy trim up his hair. When the time came we got all dressed up and went over to the church.

He was supposed to stay in his class while we sat down in the gym and waited for him. He wouldn't let us leave. He wouldn't talk to anybody. He wouldn't put on his prop. He wouldn't practice. We knew it wasn't gonna happen and told him he didn't have to do it, that we could go home, but he insisted if I'd just walk with him back to the stage he'd do it.

He lied.

Finally, after 30 minutes of putting on the prop, taking it off again, walking over to the stage, coming back, bowing up and stomping, and threatening to make a scene, we left.

Then! Then, when we get into the truck he starts singing the songs.

And then my head exploded.


Jaci said...

Ugh. I can sympathize!

My daughter did the exact same thing at church! All the little kids go up front to sing Away in a Manger...except Elizabeth, who clings to daddy and yells, "I want my GRANDMA!" I mean, there were 2 year olds happily standing there--they weren't singing--but they were at least STANDING THERE!

Why do we even bother when we KNOW our kids are going to make a scene?

April said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time with it all. :) At least you got to hear him sing!

Jen said...

I hope that you could still see the drive with head all over your windshield. LOL!!!!

Nina said...

Don't the kids just kill you.... My son is the same way. He is all for it until it is time and then it is like I am his shield in the line of fire.

Jenners said...

Oh I can totally see my son doing that. Thank God he hasn't had any public performances yet!

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh noooooo! LOL!

dana said...

Oh my. Life and times of a preschooler. Avery would have done the same thing, I am sure.

CynthiaK said...

That's hilarious. Of course, everything is funny in retrospect, yes?

You're a good mom for taking the little man down there and trying. Really. Now have a drink to reward yourself.