My kids’ elementary school does a variety show every year. I volunteered to help out with it again–which I’m still doing even though both of my kids decided to sit it out this year.

We held auditions this afternoon. There were upwards of 80 kids, it was kind of a zoo. I’m a little disappointed none of my piano students will be playing in it; I’m glad I’ve started planning a separate recital for them. There’s always next year.

I wish my kids were doing something too, especially Riley. He was a big hit last year with his handful of magic tricks. I’m tempted to try and get him in a quick comedy number “playing” the Blue Danube Waltz with his armpit, just because that’s what would pique his interest at this point.