so last september, while bobby and i were in italy, jordan had to pick his electives for the school year. his first choice was basketball, not a surprise. that went well and he learned a lot and gained some confidence that helped him when he got on the court to play for real.
his second elective was drama, a little bit of a surprise. i kind of knew it was coming because he had a chance to be in the play last year. he was part of the 4th grade chorus and they sang one song at the end of "bugsy malone." he really liked it. this year they were doing "grease" and he was all set to be a part of it. i was a little concerned that it would take up too much time. and he had to use up two of his electives to be in it. drama lasts for 2 quarters. but he committed to drama and went for it. he had a little audition where he had to sing and do a monologue. he was trying out for the role of eugene. remember him from the movie?
well he didn't get that part. but the teacher created the part of sheldon, eugene's campaign manager. his role was to be the sidekick. he was in a lot of the play, sang alot of the songs and had a few lines. he played the part perfectly, right down to the snort. he had a costume and make up and they plasetered his hair with hairspray. he learned everyone's lines and sang "we go together" around the house for days. but he didn't like the all day rehearsals on saturday, just 2 of them. and he didn't like that it used up two quarters of elective (his friends were taking magic and oragami) and it was pretty chaotic at times. you know how those creative people can be . it was funny to read his little post in the program. everyone in the cast has a chance to thank their parents and teachers for helping them get through the play. jordan did that too. the kids talk about how they want to be actors or singers or producers when they grow up. jordan's said that he wants to be an inventor and create eco-friendly vehicles. he took the role of sheldon very seriously.
oh and by the way his next elective is fencing. cool, huh?