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19 September 2008 @ 03:29 pm
"Of Thee I Sing..."  
Okay.  I might be an awful parent.  It's almost certain.

Here's the story. Nolan and I aren't big fans of putting the kids in sports.  One, we aren't really sporty-type people, and two, by the time they get their homework done and play for a few minutes, it's time for dinner, and then we spend a little time as a family, and it's time for bath and bed.  So we thought we'd save extra curricular activities for middle school. 

So when Ethan came to me and said that he wanted to audition for choir, I said yes.

Because frankly, I've heard him sing.  A capella, the child is a nightmare.  But in a group or with an instrument, he can hold a pitch, sort of.  I thought he'd learn a lesson about not getting everything you want in life, and that we'd continue to avoid the extra curricular thing.

Not so.  My son is now a member of the Woodlands Elementary honor choir.  And he came home excited and happy, CARRYING BLAKELEY'S PINK CAMOUFLAGE BACKPACK FOR HER. 

*headdesk*

So he has rehearsal on Tuesday and Thursday after school.  And evidently a GIRLFRIEND.

And one more thing?  Blakeley's in the honor choir, too.  (And comes in my house after school every day and eats M&M's out of my candy dish.)

*cries*

 
 
I feel:: horrified
I hear:: Hairspray - The Movie... I heart Corny Collins. :)
 
 
 
I'm just me: facepalmairmidm on September 19th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Awww! I thought the same thing about Amber and choir. She just brought home her status report and she's getting an A. *facepalm*

As for the rest...*wince* they grow up so fast. :(
Carrie Leigh: Pfft.carrie_leigh on September 19th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Too fast.
seegrim: hand daisyseegrim on September 19th, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
I feel your pain. You know I do.
Carrie Leigh: snark of warcarrie_leigh on September 19th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Freaking Musical Theatre and Honor Choir.

*screams*
seegrimseegrim on September 19th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
The Devil's playground.

Who'd've thunk?
Carrie Leigh: We're actorscarrie_leigh on September 19th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
Not me, man.

Oh, wait.

Yeah, I majored in theatre, so... yeah. I knew.
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella laughingdragonsangel68 on September 20th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)
*pats* Sometimes they surprise us, even when we don't want to be surprised.

He's such a little gentleman *g*

About the M&Ms... Think yourself lucky *nods* Just this week my son decided that his girlfriend had to have a Fox handbag in the surf shop to take to Japan with her (she flies out Sunday for three weeks) and that I should definitely give him the $100 so he could buy if for her. Umm... No!
Carrie Leigh: The Winchesters look disgustedcarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh, dear heavens. Absolutely NOT.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Tim - Rigginsjandjsalmon on September 20th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
I love the venom when you say Blakely's name. SOOO funny! And YAY for him getting involved. Maybe the boys will be football players. Just keep them away from boys like Tim Riggins and we're good.

You're adorable. ;)
Carrie Leigh: Texas Rangerscarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
NO!

No football. I want them all in one piece. They can do non contact sports. Basketball. Baseball. Something.

Blakeley. Bah.
pipperstormspipperstorms on September 20th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC)
oh man, I skimmed this before reading it and didn't realize that Blakeley was a girl at first and wonder why the chorus would give your son a pink back pack. then I read and I understood...well...it could be worse? Why does this remind me of Puds story...A Wife Takes a Malfoy Heir? maybe if you hide the M&M's she'll break up with him?
Carrie Leigh: cab or monkeyscarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2008 03:26 am (UTC)
It's worth a shot.
Numbaby: Cornynumbaby on September 21st, 2008 12:32 pm (UTC)
I was going to suggest that myself!


Inspiration for Rose's infamous candy dish, perhaps?

Ooh. Fill it with brussel sprouts, maybe, since healthy = unfun.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on September 21st, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Maybe. Worth a shot.
Not a lady at all: hp: cute psychocosmo_jenny on September 20th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
They break up within two weeks because he doesn't want to carry her rucksack anymore and either one of them flunks out of the choir *hope-predicts*
Carrie Leigh: my twisted ever aftercarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
*crosses fingers*
Jessica K Malfoy: fish in bowljessicakmalfoy on September 20th, 2008 05:02 pm (UTC)
hahahahahahahahaahaa,

i'm sure my daughter will get there one of these days, but she's 7 so no time soon i hope.

that's awesome he made choir. aislynn did dance for a while but didn't like it, so she does kung fu now and she's REALLY into that, but i refuse to do soccer or anything like that just because of how much time I would have to put into it.
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2008 05:09 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, but Ethan's EIGHT.

The mind reels. Fortunately all they do is jump on the trampoline and do their homework together.:)
raspberry_rave on September 21st, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
*pat pat* This just proves you're a GOOD parent. He's all normal. *nods*

Am wondering if Blakeley was the impetus for Ethan joining the choir. Or is that too scheming for 8 year olds?
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on September 21st, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear. I didn't even think of that.
(Anonymous) on September 21st, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
If Blakely gets one of those "hot" Batgirl costumes (your son's words, not mine) from that Halloween catalog, HEAD FOR THE HILLS. This girl sounds like bad news business.

I think he still secretly thinks girls are icky though. At least he's a gentleman!


Also, I'm going to Guatemala for a weeklong mission trip. I leave in...an hour. :) Pray for me and my mum?

I will miss you and possibly bring you gifts! <3
Cydneyalittleredhood on September 21st, 2008 05:27 pm (UTC)
If Blakely gets one of those "hot" Batgirl costumes (your son's words, not mine) from that Halloween catalog, HEAD FOR THE HILLS. This girl sounds like bad news business.

I think he still secretly thinks girls are icky though. At least he's a gentleman!


Also, I'm going to Guatemala for a weeklong mission trip. I leave in...an hour. :) Pray for me and my mum?

I will miss you and possibly bring you gifts! <3
Carrie Leigh: Extremely stubborn and suspicioucarrie_leigh on September 22nd, 2008 02:33 am (UTC)
I will pray, and I will watch out for the hot batgirl costume.
rupert_talley: Natalie Wood w/tongue outrupert_talley on September 22nd, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
Awwww. At least he's being a gentleman by carrying her pack.
Carrie Leigh: Ethan=Little Dracocarrie_leigh on September 22nd, 2008 02:34 am (UTC)
Thank God for small favors, right?