I have spent the last few months in drama. (And I'm not even talking about my real life here.)
I've been in high school, working with the Midsummer Night's Dream set crew.
Lucy's classes are all online, except for drama, which requires she be on campus for 3 hours a week.
And okay, so my daughter was playing a lead, people, which was a pretty compelling reason for me to volunteer to help, but that's not important right now. ;-)
Which is how I ended up I coordinating and dressing 24 budding teenage thespians and helping them with sets and props and all that stuff that happens behind the scenes to bring a production to life. (I also wove flower headpieces for 8 fairies, which was completely out of my personal realm of experience, but they turned out pretty cool, if I do say so myself. =D)
So this is where I've been and what I've been up to:
Letting fairies express their personalities, yet making them look uniform by giving them crowns and wings, and saving them from themselves so they wouldn't look skanky (yes, I actually had to use the word "skanky.")
And I'm still from the old school of thinking. I believe that when you look good, you feel better. And I knew from experience that once they were all on stage and in costume and make-up, they would turn in a wonderful performance, which is exactly what happened.
I really do think that's how it works in real life.
Yes, I know this isn't anything like real life....it's High School. =D
"It is better to look good than to feel good, and you look MAHVELOUS!"
~ Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas
(Isn't she just absolutely adorable?? I'm right, aren't I? sigh)