Look at these angels, these shepherds, these sheep. (double click too and see the stars Skyler and I made and her earnest little face in the crowd of joyfully singing children).
2 months ago, I met with the priest at our church to chat about the pageant. Halfway through the meeting I realized that she was trying to ask me to direct it this year.
I said no. No. Too busy. Don't know anything about it. No idea how to do that. No time. (plus there is this tiny complication that I'm still not sure I'm a real Episcopalian).
Nevertheless, 10 minutes later, I was all:
"Okay, so I'll start working on the script and email you in the morning."
That's a good quality in a leader: she pulled a jedi mind trick on me without me knowing it by telling me how good I'd be at directing a pageant because I was so good with my students and next thing you know...
So, I was the director of the pageant this year. But I had a lot of help. And it was stressful and fun and it turned out beautifully. (Except for Reed who cried from the second we zipped up his sheep costume and wanted no other shepherd but Sam to hold him, so he was in the audience instead). I wish I had video of the kids singing "GOOOOOOOO Tell it on the Mountain!" with their perfectly cute o-shaped mouths and their wings a-bouncin.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted by Emilie at 7:43 PM