Last week I got a call at work from the principal of one of my elementary schools.
The first graders were producing a musical. The name of the musical is "First Grade Musical". Cute, huh?
As part of their ongoing community service, the were also presenting several businesses in the area with potted plants. The flower pots were custom decorated by the kids. And, Barnes & Noble was one of the four businesses they chose.
So, I was invited to be a guest of honor, sitting in the front row at "First Grade Musical".
First Grade Musical is about Old McDonald's Farm. It seems that the cow wouldn't sing. All the animals in the barnyard were enlisted to try to convince the cow to break her silence.
The Pigs told silly jokes with vaudvillian timing. The Rooster brought all his cute little Chickies to dance. The Lambs sang a lament about losing Little Bo Peep. And finally, the Donkey suggested that if all the other barnyard animals would say nice things to Miss Cow to boost her self-esteem, she might have more confidence and be willing to sing.
So, after a series of gooey compliments about her big brown eyes, beautiful coat, great bone structure, and refined way of chewing cud, Miss Cow did indeed come out of her self imposed silence to sing a mooing song.
It was great fun, the kids were amazingly talented, and the costumes were adorable.