Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Six Servings Daily


Elijah was Mr. Grain in his third grade class play about the food pyramid and Benjamin, Mary and I got to watch his powerful and moving performance earlier this morning. It was mostly a lot of "Orange you glad I didn't say banana" jokes but my surprisingly extroverted (nothing like his parents) son took the dry material he was handed and offered it back to the audience with a refreshing amount of gusto and animation. It was fascinating to observe him in this context, outside of our hectic home life where I mostly hand out orders and he then tries to modify them to his liking. "Slow down," I told myself as he relished in a role showcasing his distinctive personality, "and enjoy him."

4 comments:

swede said...

Sweet Elijah. He has a talent for the dramatic, that is for sure! (Acting classes, acting classes . . .)

I also love how you can see in the picture how proud Ben is of Elijah and how proud Elijah is of himself. I wish I was available for these daytime showcases!

Sh. Kelleylynn said...

Molly, you're absoluting beaming -- as are the children! Proud moments, indeed!

Molly Sabourin said...

I sure was beaming...in a fuzzy and out of focus kind of way!

Oh Swede,
This is exactly why you are an A+ Aunt - your unconditional supportiveness, and scoring second row tickets to Les Miserables!

swede said...

"Hey Javert - say it, don't spit it!"