Wednesday, November 07, 2007

All in this together

The last song in HSM I is one of those big group numbers on the high school basketball court. The jocks, the math nerds, and the drama queens (male and female) all dance, clap and sing as the school band rocks on in the background.

As some of you know at times I cannot stand High School Musical. When my then 2-year-old daughter was dramatically walking down the stairs singing the heroine's emotive he-doesn't-love-me song I thought I had to turn in my feminist badge of honor.

But envisioning all the actors as drag queens? Now that is just hysterical.

So I didn't mention to the kids that the live stage production was coming to one of the fancier theaters in town. Then I got an email from a dear, dear friend asking if she could take the boys to a performance. Her treat.

Of course I would've paid everything and thrown in a limo ride to show my appreciation.

Over the weekend, the boys happily put on nice clothes and she even wore a skirt (something she doesn't do very often) which made for a dashing trio going into the theater.

Hours later she clearly enjoyed herself and the boys still had stars in their eyes. She gave them an afternoon of magic. She made them feel special and for that I am grateful. All kids need grown-ups to make them feel special.

We're all in this together
Once we know
That we are
We're all stars
And we see that
We're all in this together
And it shows
When we stand
Hand in hand
Make our dreams come true

11 comments:

Jodi said...

I'm taking my nephew to see that this winter

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Okay, so I still haven't seen any version of High School Musical. In any way, shape, or form. And I love musicals. But this one... scares me.

Should it, or am I just being silly?

(I also didn't read Harry Potter when it came out because of the hype and then became a major, major fan).

Flower Child said...

I haven't caught onto this at all. As much as I like your kids I don't envision myself taking them to this show. How about an outing to Century 21 when they're older?

painted maypole said...

those kind of friends are awesome!

and I have so far managed to avoid that particular show. but i know my time is coming...

the dragonfly said...

What a great friend!

I haven't seen High School Musical either. Maybe someday..

Wholly Burble said...

I've not seen nor heard much about HSM--guess I'm more "out of it" than I realized. Thanks for sharing, I'll have to find out more and then can say something intelligent about it--or not LOL.

Nice friend, should get extra stars in her crown!

Jenn in Holland said...

You know your "drag queen" rendition of HSM really must be done. It always brings a smile to my face and frankly I think it is that definition of the play which made me like it once and for all. I can just see it now....

But anyway, more to the point, I am so glad your kids had such a great outing. Scrubbed clean and oh-so-happy. That is a dear friend to give them memories like this!

Brillig said...

I cried when I accidentally erased HSM 2 from my TiVo.


Okay, I didn't really cry, but I was a little bummed, and then I laughed at myself for being bummed.

Your friend? Sound super sinking rockin' awesome. What a cool outting!

FENICLE said...

So cool. I haven't seen any of the HSM stuff....just read about it & that naked girl.

Nap Warden said...

Good friend!!! My team is to young to know what HSM is...

Gunfighter said...

As you know, we are big HSM famns in our house... and not just the wee one.

I have the soundtrack from HSM2 on my Ipod, and regularly listen to it as I toss the iron in the gym... and I'm not afraid to belt out the tunes.

Harmless fun... it's just music.