Sunday, December 20, 2009

A star is born

Amanda was in the Christmas play this year. She has been in plays before, but took last year off because she said it was too stressful, but this year the class requested that she be in it.

The name of the play was "Santa's Playlist, and it was a cute musical. The cast was made up of more than 120 5th graders dressed as reindeer, elves, toy soldiers, and 1 snowflake, Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, Woody the Cowboy from Toy Story, and the most precious baby doll you ever did see. I'm a bit biased because Amanda had the part of the baby doll.

The kids did a great job. They knew their lines, sang the longs and danced. Amanda was front row center and when she had to stand and dance two boys helped her up and down.

Considering she couldn't even see the audience I was very impressed with how well she did as the center of the background of the play.

What I love about her school and classmates is how welcoming and understanding they are of Amanda. But I think that has a lot to do with the way her dance instructor described her, "Amanda has it going on."

I just can't be more proud of her. She amazes me.

Monday, December 14, 2009

She does have her opinions

These exchanges between Tina and Amanda took place last week:

Tina: I don't want to talk on your phone anymore.

Amanda: I won't have it!

Tina: but,

Amanda: But Nothing! Talk on the phone.

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for, you just might get it. Amanda is talking about a whole lot of things, but the flip side is, she is very demanding and critical.

Tina bought some presents for the teachers at school.

Tina: What do you think Amanda?

Amanda: Oh Mama, soooooooooooooo tacky.

Tina: They have chocolate in them.

Amanda: Mama, I want one.