Footloose & Talent Show

Gunnar's fifth grade class had their drama performance a few weeks ago, they've been working on the musical Footloose all year. It was surreal to sit in the audience and watch my son perform on the same stage I had my own fifth grade drama performance. To say he made me proud would be a gross understatement. He was Willard, and he was amazing. The southern accent, the solos sung. I melted into the chair right there. The entire class was amazing. Watching these 10 and 11 year old kids get up there and sing and dance with all their heart, there was nothing better. 

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The following week the fifth grade had their Talent Show. Gunnar was the emcee for most of the night, and the poise he had, the maturity he demonstrated, he was so comfortable being up there and talking to several hundred people. He introduced his friends, he made jokes, he was funny!

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He has his fifth grade year book signing and then culmination and then it's over. I will have a middle schooler in my home. It sounds so cliche, but really I feel like it was just yesterday that I was walking him to his kindergarten class. And now he's done at the school. I know he will be great. I know he will always make us proud. But I don't know if I'm ready yet for all this...