Friday, March 9, 2007

The Big Debut

At five years old, Jonathan sang his first solo performance in a microphone for an audience of peers and their parents tonight. Or I guess I should say giggled and laughed his first solo performance. He said he did this because he was nervous.

But you could also tell he loved it. He loved being the center of attention and having everyone listen to him. He loved singing his favorite song "Self Control" from the Music Machine Fruits of the Spirit CD. He loved hearing everyone clap for him. And then you should have seen him strut around like he owned the room and knew he was the star of the show.

And to top it off (I have to brag here), the lead singer from one of our most popular country bands in town made it a point to track me down and tell me how unusual it is for a child his age to be able to sing on key. Most kids, he says, sing flat, but Jonathan sings on key.

Needless to say, I was quite proud and wanted to stay and chat with the guy giving kudos to my talented son, but I had to excuse myself in order to divert Jonathan from the potluck table where he was devouring a bag of Doritos by himself.

Rock stars...they think they can get away with anything.

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