The Cow Says Moo

Last night was the Sunday School Christmas program at church.  Ane was in the musical with the older kids, and sang a two-line duet with a friend of hers during one of the songs.  She did a great job.  It’s hard for me to believe that my little girl is big enough to be performing in the Christmas musical.

The preschool Nativity scene was, as always, full of cute kids in costumes who sometimes remember to sing.  And then there was Tad.

Tad was originally supposed to be a shepherd this year.  When the kids did a dress rehearsal on Saturday, he refused to be a shepherd.  “I wanna be a COW,” he told me.

Thankfully, there was a cow costume still available.  Tad was pleased with this turn of events, and had behaved beautifully for the rehearsal, singing and standing still on the risers with the other preschoolers.

Grandma, Auntie and I all feared the worst.  After all, the saying goes, “Bad rehearsal, good performance.”  What happens when you have a perfect rehearsal?

Tad, dressed in his cow costume, stood up on the platform with the other kids with Auntie sitting beside him (and holding his hand, she told me later), and actually attempted to sing the songs properly.  He was distracted by the shadow that his cow ears and horns were making behind him, but fortunately, he didn’t start making shadow puppets like last year.

However, he was totally into his role as a cow.  During a break in one of the songs, he turned toward the audience. “MOOOO.”

The audience broke into laughter.  The Webmaster, who was filming this with our video camera, was laughing so hard I’m sure the video will be shaky.

I have a method actor for a son.  Why am I not surprised?

4 Responses to “The Cow Says Moo”

  1. Cousin Shelley
    December 13th, 2010 09:07

    This makes me laugh! So cute!

  2. Oddball
    December 13th, 2010 14:22

    At least he can play the role of a Cow for his acting career. Help him branch out into the entire barnyard I say!

  3. Aunt Mary
    December 13th, 2010 20:31

    I’m sure that is better than some of the Funniest Home Video winners. Better send it in!

  4. Nana
    December 14th, 2010 08:42

    What a beautiful program! Dad was amazed that they memorized all those songs. I was bowled over when they sang “The Hallelujah Chorus!”