Last night was opening night for "Annie" and Katie made her stage debut as an orphan. She was cool as a cucumber, although she did admit to "sweaty pits". I, on the other hand, was a complete wreck all day. Nervous for her, worried not that she'd make a mistake, but that she'd make a mistake and get upset. She has worked so hard, and I wanted it to be perfect for her.
And it was, of course.
Such a great show - the entire cast was great, Annie herself was perfect, and there was this one orphan that I couldn't keep my eyes off of.
Here is the best part - the feeling I had watching my kid be herself. This was wholly and completely her, it had nothing to do with me or anything I did. There is enormous pride in seeing your child find their passion.
Five more shows to go, and I hope each one is as wonderful for her as last night.
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