T’s Christmas Performance.

On Friday, my little guy made his starring debut – live on stage at the local church chapel. He was in the Christmas presentation by his kindergarten class.  There are 14 children in his kindergarten class.  Together, they spelled out “Merry Christmas”.   Did I mention this is a private kindergarten?

He got his line right after Thanksgiving break (seems like just yesterday…) and memorized it after hearing it twice.  The line was “T is for the truth God sent to us.”  Now, the child practiced this thing over and over.  He went to chapel and practiced on stage.  According to the tutor, he was quite the ham and loved the stage.

So, the day of the performance comes.  The chapel is filled with preschool and kindergarten parents.  (The kindergarteners are the “seniors” on campus).  The little guy goes on stage (and the lighting was awful – thus, the poor quality of photos).

Heading on stage.

All the letters are laid out on the floor in front of the class.  First, he tries to pick his up and the teachers have to caution him to wait as they place him in his spot.

Getting in place for the big "line"...

Then, he waits his turn, watching his classmates do their thing.

There were a lot of people there.  People whispering in his ear.  So naturally, he started the line whispering “T is for the truth…”  Then, someone told him to speak up.  So the last part came out, “…GOD SENT TO US!”  Here it is:

And, we’re off stage…

Here is the only decent photo I snapped while he was on stage – classic Tootles:

And a reflective moment after the performance at the office, before signing autographs:

Maybe next year we’ll get one steady volume.  For now, I’m just happy he handled the massive sensory inputs, the crowd and the applause.  Good job, my little one!!  Mommy is proud!

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About solodialogue

I'm a lawyer and the mom of a 6 year old boy with autism. I work part time and spend the rest driving here and there and everywhere for my son's various therapies. Instead of trying cases, I now play Pac-man and watch SpongeBob. I wear old sweaters and jeans and always, always flat shoes to run after my son. Yeah, it's different but I wouldn't change it for anything. The love of my child is the most powerful, beautiful and rewarding aspect of my life.
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11 Responses to T’s Christmas Performance.

  1. Julie says:

    What a tremendous accomplishment for any child. Congrats to T!

  2. JT says:

    No, T is for Tootles who seriously kicked butt in that play. Way to go!!!!

  3. blogginglily says:

    ugh. . . he’s soooooo friggin’ CUTE!!!!

  4. mamafog says:

    That is great and he is so cute.

  5. Jen says:

    Great job T…you cutie you!!!

  6. Flannery says:

    So cute, what a great job Tootles!!

  7. Lana says:

    Goodness gracious, that boy is SUCH a cutie pie! And he did such a great job! Know you’re proud of him.

  8. eof737 says:

    Great job Tootles! We are proud of you! 🙂

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