Getting a good sleep is something I never thought I needed. Today is proving difficult to function. I rarely have days like this. Usually I can get a full sleep or a couple naps when needed. But even after 7 hours in bed, I feel like I could have slept double that.
Unfortunately I have commitments today. Ones that I really couldn’t give up on. Perhaps the word “unfortunately” isn’t the best one to use. Tonight my son and his class are performing a year end show in the school auditorium. There will be singing, dancing, and acting.
Most people cringe at the idea of watching young children perform. Our children aren’t always front and center. They aren’t the lead role or solo singers. But they enjoy being a part of the groups. They love knowing that there are no small parts.
We are lucky to have our children in a Fine Arts School. It pushes their imagination and abilities. They explore their talents and discover some hidden talents. The year end performance showcases these skills. Our children love being here.
I really enjoy watching them perform as well. I always made sure to see each and every performance that our children have done. It can be draining and stressful to make sure I am present. Days like today, where a part of me would rather be in bed, I won’t pass up the chance to see the show. I will push through the exhaustion and show my love and support. Because that’s what a parent should do.