Watching your children do things that scare them 20

The week before Spring break is always a busy one at school, lots of busy children cramming in lots of activities and lots of parents finding the time to go in and help and also see what there children have been up too.


The last time I went to see a play Maxi was in my mum came along and she sat next to me and held my hand through out it, this time MadDad and a family friend came along instead to see Maxi perform in his AFA celebration to  the classic Wizard of Oz.

I have said previously that my boy doesn’t do dressing up, so imagine my joy when I saw that he was dressed up as the tin man.  I had no idea he would be dressed up, he had refused to let me come to the weekly AFA family time.

It was a very emotional and joyous performance as a lot of the children involved have confidence issues (not something Maxi has). What a wonderful interpretation of a great film and they all added their inimitable style to it.  Telling us which character they liked best (The wicked Witch of the West) and showing us collages of emotions.  I am so glad that we were all there to see this and even managed to get Mini brought out of class to sit with some of the other children watching.  They had also performed to the whole school (600) children.

So way to go Maxi, thank you for doing something new, for making the effort to try.  I wanted to say how proud we were at watching our big boy do something which we know is clearly out of his comfort zone, but no one else would have ever guessed.  You are a super star and we love you.

Anyway we capped off such a fab day with an evening in Whitby with fish and chips at The Magpie (a real treat) and an hour enjoying the fantastic weather.


20 thoughts on “Watching your children do things that scare them

  • Crystal Jigsaw

    We are so proud of our children and quite rightly so. Beautiful photograph – your gorgeous little boy looks incredibly proud!

    CJ xx

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      Crystal Jigsaw » I know it is wonderful to see them challenged and do something out of the comfort zone.

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      Michelle Cooper » I remember the first time I saw him in a play, I just couldnt stop crying. My one tip would be not to let them see your nerves

  • Trish - Mums Gone to

    Isn’t he a sweetie and don’t they all look superb, including the little lad showing his belly button!

    There’s nothing like a school performance for taking kids out of their comfort zone. My son used to like performing until he developed a stammer in Year 3. We had a few years of stress, watching him struggle with words. In Year 6, when his class had to take the main parts in the play, he did so well hiding his stammer, helped by the fact that the lines had been memorised. As soon as the play finished his stammer disappeared and, touch wood, hasn’t come back to the level it used to be at. I’d love to see him perform again (me being all am-dram!) but I sense he isn’t keen as he worries his speech might deteriorate again.

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      Trish – Mums Gone to » He has always refushed up to now, so I was so, so proud of him. It is great to see him challenged a little, everything else comes far too easy to him

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      Cherished By Me » He felt on top of the world afterwards, He did his mask himself too.

  • Julie

    It’s brilliant when they do something new and unexpected – and such a proud moment watching them perform in front of others. Well done Maxi. Juliex

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      I had no idea Julie and I couldnt stop smiling and then I shed a tear or two! Julie »

  • Deer Baby

    Way to go Maxi! You must have been so proud. i think you’ve hit the nail on the head – making the effort to try, even if it’s not in their comfort zone, is all part of giving them that confidence. I always liked the Tin Man the best!

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      Deer Baby » We try and tell the boys that the feeling in their tummy is natural and you have to give things a go.

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      Tattie weasle » It was such a supprise for us, I couldnt wipe the gtrin off my face

  • Liz@VioletPosy

    What a fabulous idea for a school play. You must have been so proud of him – he looks adorable! Congratulations to them all, it looks like it was wonderful x

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