Friday, April 24, 2009

Weekly Report

We did academics this week. We did swimming. We did ballet. Well. actually they were supposed to come in ballet and tap costumes for pictures, and I had forgotten. We were able to borrow some costumes! We did all the usual school-week things including some pine-pollen filled nature walks.
What I want the world to know, is that my dear children, aged 4 and 8, went to a production of Romeo and Juliet this week at a local college. It was 2 1/2 hours without the intermission. The rest of the audience were high school students. My kids and Lizzie's were MUCH better behaved. I will admit that in the last 30 minutes I gave Chipmunk some cards and a pencil. But otherwise, they were engaged for the whole production. Did they understand every word? (Would I want them to in that play?) No, but they actually have attention spans! Nutmeg and I went over some of the puns beforehand and will continue to do so (not all of them of course! not until she is married! ;) ) My kids love word plays, so they enjoyed that aspect. My girls have been raised in an Anglo-Catholic church which uses an "Elizabethan" translation of the Latin Mass. When your liturgy uses the word "holpen," Shakespeare can't scare you!






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6 comments:

Faith said...

So what does 'holpen' mean? Your girls are darling!

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Wow, that is great they were able to sit through the 2 1/2 hours. Cute pictures - they are adorable. Good job, mom.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Your daughters are so gorgeous, Michele. I love that their darling personalities come out in the pictures, too. They must take after their mommy! What a wonderful week. I started taking my children to stage productions in Boston when they were 7 yrs old. They loved it and have always been cultured, thinking nothing of going to the Theatre wherever they are...NYC, Boston, the Philharmonic. I think you're so awesome to start this with your girls.

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

BTW, Michele, I just received your gift, "While Life...Away," and I love it. Thank you so much. That was an awesome gift/draw you had!! :] Hugs, Deb

Paige said...

Love the pictures and it's so neat that you kids enjoy Shakespeare. Thanks for sharing your week.

Ami said...

Great job at Shakespeare play. My yo could handle it but my 8 yo boy can't still for 5 minutes. I just love that middle picture. It's priceless.