Friday, March 20, 2009

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Last evening, we went to Grasshopper's Spring Concert at his preschool. To watch kids age 2-5 dance and sing songs about weather. Oy.

It was a big crowd, and when Grasshopper's teacher led his group in, I could tell that he was more than a little overwhelmed. Which is funny because at the Fall Concert, he was the kid who wouldn't stop spinning in circles and trying to perform with other classes. But I digress.

Once he saw JR and I sitting there, he ran over and attached himself to his Daddy's leg. And.would.not.let.go. His teacher had to pry him off and let him sit in her lap to get him back into the performance area (not a stage, obviously, just the center of a big room). The new music teacher led the littlest kids in a stirring rendition of "Rain, Rain Go Away" (okay, so none of them actually sang. They were stinkin' cute anyway.)

Then it was Grasshopper's turn.

He sat on the floor and wouldn't move. The other kids in his group were waving their arms almost in time to the music and following the music teacher's lead. Grasshopper sat on the floor and looked miserable. JR and I just laughed. What else could we do?

Then it was over, and time for the 3 year olds to perform. Grasshopper perked up, still in his spot in teacher's lap, and started singing along and doing their arm movements. By the time the pre-k kids were banging on drums (whose bright idea was that, anyway?) and dancing with streamers, he was on his feet and doing it too!

Once it was over, we scooped him up, told him how great he did, and took him out for ice cream. On our way out of the building, we passed the new music teacher.

"Say bye-bye to Ms N!" I told Grasshopper, "Bye-Bye!" he said giving her an excellent showing of his dimples.

"Bye Grasshopper," she said, "Did you have fun?"

Grasshopper nods. As she starts to rush off, I make the mistake of opening my mouth.

"It was fun when it was over!" is what comes out.

Ms N rushes away and JR is staring at me like he's never seen me before.

"That came out wrong, didn't it?"

"I think you need an ice cream too."


Mama Goose said...

Ha! I was expecting Grasshopper to be the one who said something inappropriate! ; )

Little kids performing = stinkin' c-u-t-e!

Funnyrunner said...

hee hee! Believe me - I can identify! lol.

Blogging Mama Andrea said...

Who hasn't spoken the truth now and again? hehe

Manic Mommy said...

I love these pageants. I just sit there and laaaaugh.

I would have laughed louder at you though. I'm at my best when I keep my mouth shut.

stephanie said...

Heh, out of the mouths of babes, right?

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