6 Dec 2007
Last night we went to Benjamin's Christmas Show with all the grade 2s in his Norwegian school.
The children enthusiastically sang several songs for us, all the while demonstrating highly sophisticated scarf movements. Not always in tune, but never without gusto.
Many of them also had roles in a play. Unfortunately, I am unable to relay to you the riveting story of the play, but it definitely had something to do with...eh...Christmas?
When it came to delivering their lines, the children seemed to have three options:
A. Shout them loudly, thus making me worry that the sound system might implode.
B. Whisper them softly, so I wondered if the system had in fact shut down.
C. Use a normal voice, reassuring me that the sound system was OK, but speakveryveryquickly, leaving me none the wiser as to the plot of the story.
The show was high on adorability, if less so on actual ability. A great time was had by all, and we went home with an extremely proud 7 year old. Who - if I may brag - was one of the most enthusiastic singers of all, in Norwegian.