Helen Keller, JJ Style

Addie J’s performance as Helen Keller in her classroom’s Wax Museum took place this morning. It was completely fabulous. Each child wore a big “Push to Start” button, and when it was pushed, the child recited his or her speech in first person: “Hello. My name is Helen Keller. I was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama…” Their various costumes ranged from an incredible Pocahontas, complete with feathered headdress, to…. well: please recall that our Helen Keller chose to wear a long silver gown and my running shades, so my house is made of glass. At the end, all of the wax figures gathered in the middle of the room and sang a song about books. Well, most of them sang: Albert Einstein picked his nose with a teeeeeny scrap of tissue the entire time, and William Shakespeare just stared, overwhelmed, into the audience. (You’d think he of all people would have overcome stage fright by now, but what are you gonna do.)

As a special surprise, Dave (who was shortly thereafter headed out to have lunch and play golf with some clients, because his life is so difficult) came too. I wish I had had my camera out when the J saw her daddy because it was epic. That child is just such a burst of sunshine, I cannot tell you. And look how cute they were:

I love how they're both trying to be all business, yet both have little grins on their faces.

I love how they’re both trying to be all business, yet both have little grins on their faces.

Dear veryone who ever asked me how I could ever get mad at the J: I know exactly what you mean.

Dear everyone who has asked me how I can ever get mad at the J:
I know exactly what you mean.

 

 


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