It makes it much harder to resent having to be at work at 8:30 on a rainy Sunday morning when you get to talk to small children dressed as chickens.
Yesterday was our school musical. There were dance numbers by chickens and ladybugs, fighting scenes by four-year old samurai, musical interpretations of two different Japanese fairytales, and a taiko drum performance. Plus, some five-year old who kept running up to me and yelling, "Mamma mia!" and then disappearing.
I participated in a taiko drum performance by the teachers, as this was at the school with the staff that talks to me. We performed two songs, one drums-only, and one to a pre-recorded tape. I've been doing after-lunch cleanup for the past several months so the teachers could all practice drums in the auditorium, so it came as quite a surprise to me when they asked me last week to perform with them. For having only two practices, I think I did okay, and my friend's advice to mouth the word "watermelon" over and over during the song to make it look like I was singing worked quite well.