Caitlin sang Abba’s Thank You For the Music in the school talent quest this afternoon, she was first up on stage, the microphone wasn’t working properly (again) and the audience started clapping just as she was about to start the 3rd verse. She took it all in her stride and sang beautifully.
I was thrilled to see several other very talented kids up there singing this year, a couple of year 6 girls with very good voices, one of whom accompanied herself on the electric guitar, and a boy in Caitlin’s year who sang Little People from Les Misérables. I get all stupid grinning happy when I see kids doing this stuff whether they’re my own kids or not, I’m the same with the dance concert each year too.
Afterwards when we were out in the playground having congratulatory hugs one of the teachers came up to us and instructed me to book Caitlin in for an audition with the Berowra Musical Society for their production of Les Miz.
So I did.
(I harbour a secret desire to be in a musical myself one day, perhaps I ought to audition too….)