It’s obvious that there’s nothing that embarrasses him about being on stage.
While it’s true that he is our quietest son, his mind is not absent. He goes to high school this fall, and he is more than ready. He’s deemed middle school as something he survived. He’s been a grumpy old man since he was two. When he’s in high school, he’ll just want to be in college. That was me when I was a kid. I never really fit where I was until I got to university. And my four years at UofM were magical years for me personally.
He has already signed up for high school theater. He can’t wait! Really, me either, I love to see him perform. He makes me giggle because what he does on stage is so counter to the Kevin we know at home.
This Friday Kevin’s theater group goes to a competition with their one act play. They get out of school all day and meet all the other middle schools in the area to have their acting skills evaluated and judged. They will also get to compare themselves to the talent among their age group. This is a good test. He’s excited because he likes to watch theater.
I wonder if he is hoping to win best actor? He wouldn’t say it outloud. He’s too humble. But I have to think, knowing his competitive nature, that it is on his mind. I know I am his mom and I’m biased, so divide my opinion, but I’ll say he has a good chance at it. He’s good and this role shows his skill. I’ll let you know how he does!