(warning – lots of pictures ahead!)
It all started with a phone call months ago.
Would I be willing to be in charge of the costumes for the middle school High School Musical school play?
When the sheet went home to “check-off” what I would be willing to volunteer for – I checked off everything except costumes.
Are you sure you don’t want me to do the sets?
But the chance to be part of a play that both of my girls were in – the one year they were in middle school together, how could I not say yes?
Although I had absolutely no idea what I had just said yes to – it was a great decision.
At each step of the process – I should have asked for help.
But it is really hard to ask for help when you don’t even know what you are doing – when you are just figuring it out one step at a time.
So while my girls were learning skills I have never known – like opening the show as one of two girls on the stage doing a cartwheel ( I can’t even image doing this in 6th grade – they amaze me daily).
Or finding at the young age of 13 what true friendship looks and feels like – and how to return it.