Alice’s Restaurant

May 26, 2007

Stage Mom

Filed under: Day to Day Life — aliceaudrey @ 11:23 am

I neglected my blogroll yesterday, just when a bunch of people had things to say.  India Carolina is struggling with revisions.  Join the club!  Tessa won Ericka’s Name-My-Hero contest.  Tessa is struggling with contest results.  Milady Insanity is just as bad about fabric as I am, only for different reasons.  Suzanne McMinn has a new book out.  Have you checked her out yet?  She has an interesting blog.  

And I missed it all because I was stitching an extension on a backdrop, painting giant mushrooms, learning how a fog machine works, taking my daughter out of class early for a run through, coming up with something for us to eat, moving props around, yadda, yadda, yadda.  IRL got in the way of my cyber life on my favorite day.

Why was I doing all that?  Because I’m a stage mom.  My dear daughter is in both tap dance and a general sort of dance thing that has bits of modern and bits of ballet in it.  It’s recital time, and of course I help.  Yep, I’m stage manager.

The first section is a story thing a lot like a ballet.  That’s where I do the managing.  I get to wear the headphones and talk to lighting and sound people and tell everybody what to do.  Unluckily I HAVE to wear the headphones and tell everyone what to do. Woe is me when I screw it up.

We have another show tonight.  I’ll let you know how it went tomorrow.


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