What a handsome kid!
It's the end of the school year which means concerts and award nights. I feel like I am calendaring something everyday and trying to stay on top of it all (plus homework, house updates, errands, keeping the house clean, keeping people fed, and planning for summer trips). But occasionally my brain gets fried and I totally mess up.
For some reason I thought the choir concert was on a Tuesday night (and to my defense, so did Conner). The previous week Scott needed to schedule a work dinner and chose Wednesday because we didn't have any commitments. Perfect.
Tuesday morning came -- as Scott and Conner left the house we ran through the schedule, "Choir concert tonight, 6:30pm. Got it."
Then I popped onto Facebook and the Middle School posted the week's events: Tuesday - Orchestra, Wednesday - Choir, Thursday - . . . . , etc. Wait. What?! I double checked the school website and sure enough, the concert was on Wednesday. Which meant our careful planning was all for naught and Scott wouldn't be able to make it. Sigh.
Oh well, it would be okay.
Wednesday evening we got ready to go, sans Scott. Love this photo of Conner straightening his bow tie.
I brought the video camera along and asked Conner which song I should record - I don't record the whole program, just one song. He told me the second song would be the best. Alright.
Conner left for the choir room and we headed towards the gym. I grabbed a program and we made our way to our usual spot in the bleachers. I opened the program and scanned through it.
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Soloists Conner Brown and . . . .
What?! I read it over 3 times, completely puzzled. My son has a solo tonight?? And this is the first time I'm hearing about it?
Oh that stinker! I finally realized what he was doing -- he kept this little solo a secret so that it could be a surprise!
When the choir filed into the gym I could see Conner searching the crowd for me. Finally our eyes met and gave him a super-surprised, what-is-going-on?, smiling/beaming look while pointing to the program. He smiled big and nodded his head. (Later, he told me that he hoped I wouldn't look at the program so it could be a complete surprise.)
Like I said, what a stinker.
He did a great job! I have a short video clip of his performance HERE.
It was a shame that Scott couldn't be there. If he had known that Conner was doing a solo he would have tried to re-arrange his plans. But Conner kept us all in the dark. :)
Anna likes to hug Conner and recently she asked me why he doesn't like it. My answer, "He's 13."
I absolutely love this photo. A proud brother and sister moment.