Saturday, February 14, 2009

Final Curtain

What do you take your 14 year old boy on closing night, while all the girls are getting flowers?

A money bouquet.

He did a great job and we are so proud of him. We are all a little relieved and sad it is over. Yesterday a stranger approached us in the grocery store to say "Hey you were great in that play!"

It was surreal to watch my Artist on stage singing and acting. Five years ago he almost didn't go to the charter art school because he might have to be on stage! The beloved secretary who is known as the queen of the school, assured him he would never be forced to perform on stage. Now in his last year at this school he is front and center and loving it. It is so important to remember children are a work in progress, what they hate one year may be their greatest passion the next. This experience of acting and singing will stay with him, I hope as a reminder that everything and anything is possible.

To make a money bouquet you curl the edges of the bill away from the center then twist the center and place on a wooden stick, use dark twist ties and keep going. we gave him an even dozen!

8 comments:

the kitchen gnomes said...

Very cleaver Linda...What a great way to show your boy appreciation. I loved the video clip too. Sure wish we could have been there to see the whole thing.

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

What a clever idea! Being that I have 3 boys and no girls, I'd better hang on to this idea! :-)

anymommy said...

What an awesome idea! And, how incredible to see him grow and change and find talents he didn't know he had. I'm proud of him for you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

such a great idea!!

Momisodes said...

Wow! I had no idea. That is wonderful he's made such amazing progress :)

That is a lovely money bouquet. Very clever!

The Wine Commonsewer said...

Rand would have loved the money bouquet.

Congrats on a job well done.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Very cool idea

AVT Coach said...

I love the money idea! Congratulations to your thespian! It is really a confidence builder isn't it! Sorry I have been MIA but I'm still happy and busy. Hope you have a great week!