Last Thursday morning RaRa, RoRo & friends proudly presented their Nursery School’s ‘Humpty Dumpty’ play to all the expectant Mums, Dads & Grandparents. For the first time ever I was early (30 mins to be exact) and managed to get a seat on the 2nd row!
It always amazes me how the staff manage to get a gang of tiny little people to put on the most wonderful 20-30 minutes of entertainment.
The ‘Humpty Dumpty’ play was no exception and had us smiling and laughing from begining to end. They all sang their little hearts out, belted their lines and provided classic comedy moments that will go down in history. My favourite was the cows having a tail fight in the background whilst the Mummy Incy Wincy Spider and her children tried to fix Humpty Dumpty!
It was also a day of firsts for us … the first time any of our children had been given a lead role (a smug feeling for any parent!) and the first time our twins had not been given parts of equal weight.
The girls seemed to handle it well.
The only real bone of contention was around what they were wearing …
It turned out that Ra was unhappy wearing her own clothes as Mrs MacDonald, which was the lead role. She wanted to be a spider so she could wear a black uniform with legs on the back like all the other spiders!
Me & Mr Dad found it a little trickier. We both felt guilty at paying more attention to Ra in the play than Ro. Even having more photographs and video shots felt wrong. On top of that as I watched Ra standing there speaking her lines loudly and confidently I had this over whelming wave of pride & emotion that had nothing to do with the play itself.
Not long ago she was a lot quieter and other people and children found it hard to understand what she was saying. She hardly ever sang songs and often let Ro do the talking for her. A role most people put down to Ro being the dominant twin.
In actual fact it was because Ra had been born with a cleft in her soft pallet. Although she’d had an operation to repair it as a baby, her palate fell short of the back of her mouth, making it difficult to clearly pronounce all her words and sounds. Ro had taken up the role of interpreter.
A soft palate repair a few months back had rectified this.
Watching Ra standing there speaking in front of everyone created an unexpected ‘moment’.
It was her moment …
and she was magnificent!