Friday, December 5, 2008

First Holiday Show

Francesco had his first Holiday Show last night.  I had mixed feeling about the whole thing.  He is only 2 1/2 so his listening and following direction skills are minimal.  Right nowthe world revolves around him and it shows.

He did keep everyone on their toes:
1. As soon as he saw us he tried to walk over to us...right off the end of the stage.
2. He then hogged the microphone for a period of time.
3. He then decided he was done, but they try to keep him in line he had a tantrum.
4. He had to be handed off stage to the director of the daycare.

I was laughing and crying all at the same time.  I pray that next year it will be better (I am sure bribery will have more clout when he is 3 1/2).

Here a few photos.

This is him almost walking off the edge of the stage.

Here he is hogging the mic.

Here is Nicolo solo with Santa.  Just use you imagination as to what Francesco is doing...having a fit stage left.

I tried to upload the video but it wasn't working.  I will try later.


  1. HAHAHA!!! That is too funny! I can't believe they even attempt a holiday show with 2 year olds. My son's 3K class doesn't do one and the 4K class is still iffy. But still very cute. ;)
    Great pics!

  2. That is too cute! I love him almost walking off the stage - that is hilarious!

  3. Fun, Fun, Fun.
    Maybe he is just getting ready to me FAMOUS someday.

  4. Oh but it's soooo funny! You will laugh about this in years to come. I wish N's school did a Christmas program!

  5. That's adorable. Ours is Tuesday, and whatdaya wanna bet it goes VERY similarly? Mine will probably walk right to s regardless.

  6. Oh, WOW...that would be hard to get him to do!!! And, I hope that we will both get some direction following blessings soon! :)

    Did you use your on camera flash on these, or do you have an external...they look really good and I don't see any flash shadows at all! I really want to get an external flash and actually learn how to use it so I can take better flash pics when necessary!

  7. I think the most important part of the holiday shows is that the kids have fun while they are up in front of everyone...and I think it looks like he really, really did! He is so cute up there entertaining the crowd. :)

    Nicolo is adorable on Santa's lap, too, but he does look a bit concerned. ;)

    The holiday program for us last night was fun - finally both kids sang for the first time and seemed to really enjoy themselves. Anya was clearly the loudest in her group.