|cheers to the ice cream man. February 22, 2010|
Watching my kids perform skits they come up with themselves is awful. But I can't say no to their pleas knowing I put my parents through the same torture.
As Sharon and I entered the kids room, we saw Owen and Ella had transformed themselves into clowns with the help of Sharon's make-up. Off to a surprising start, I thought. While it had the potential to be entertaining, what I was watching wasn’t stage ready. Their act involved a lot of fake fighting, which is our kids favorite default in skits to be funny. It never is, although you would never know it by the look on Sharon's smiling face and her head nodding in approval. The finale involved catching each other in butterfly nets while yelling, "Stop it you idiot!". They eventually took their bows and Ella introduced Oscar's act, "And it's time for Mr. Smarty Pants! The smartest magician ever!"
Mr. Smarty Pant's only trick consisted of 3 bowls and a Lego. He put a Lego under one of the bowls, and asked us to shut our eyes. He would then move the bowls around and say, "Open your eyes. Which bowl has the Lego under it?" Every time by dumb luck we picked the one with the Lego. After about 10 attempts to trick us, Mr. Smarty Pants got more and more upset. We tried desperately to pick the wrong bowl, but kept answering correctly. We could tell he was about to cry, so Sharon cheated and peeked so she could pick the bowl that did not have the Lego underneath it.
He was thrilled! He jumped right up put his finger in Sharon’s face and said, “See I told you I was MR. SMARTY-PANTS”.
And with that ending and his comedic timing, I might have to reconsider. Maybe these skits aren't half bad after all. I'll give them another chance.
|February 4th, 2010.|