Last night at Awana Club they had a talent show. Last year, the Cubbies (William’s group) did not participate beyond watching from the audience. This year, they let them sing as a group. William told me early on that he wanted to sing a song all by himself. I told him that was called a solo. Yes, he said, that’s what he wanted to do. This was about 2 months ago.
The teachers have been getting them to practice at every meeting, and at every meeting William proclaims practice to be boring. If it’s insisted that he practice, he makes a big show of it and sings faster and louder than the other kids. Except… a couple weeks ago there was some sort of turning point for him and he started accepting that practice is necessary.
Last night was the big night and he was, literally, beside himself with excitement. The practice time was perfect… I wish I had recorded that. Alas, I did not. But the actual performance ended up being pretty hilarious and cute. He did great! But it looked more like William and the Cubbettes as backup dancers. But who cares? Everyone was happy. Oh, and you get to see a cameo of my backside… I’m the one in a blue shirt. ha
(Video credit goes to Tony)