Parental Dilemma

Well, Conner took his “ham” status to a whole new level at tonight’s performance. He decided to do a lot of the moves backwards, to the point it obviously wasn’t a mistake and it was distracting to the performance. Of course, people laughed, thought he was cute.
I didn’t though. I knew he could do better, and performing isn’t about showing off yourself, it’s about being part of a group. The sad thing, is we had a talk about it last night and today after school.
It’s sadly just unacceptable for me. I almost ran up on the stage and yanked him off…. I was too embarassed to do it though.
I don’t know what to do. I’ve decided we’re taking a break from starting arts. I want him to have positive feelings towards performing, but perhaps first grade boys are just too young?
{sigh} parenting.
Anyone found a good user manual yet?

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Comments

  1. says

    I wouldn’t take him out. It’s a good experience and he’ll figure it out. Sometimes I think that we expect too much out of our kids instead of just letting them have fun. And believe me, I’ve learned the hard way. It’s taken their teachers to teach me that it’s okay if they don’t always want to do it the right way. It’s all about fun at this age, and he’ll figure it all out soon enough.

  2. says

    I TOLD you I’d miss it when Joel was signed in one of these days.

    That was me. Joel is not that wise. :) Okay, so maybe he’s even wiser.