“You said you’d do WHAT?”
I knew dad wouldn’t be happy but I wanted to be Samuel, the star, in the school play. As part of a witness program, he had to pretend to be a girl. Samuel, call him Sam or Samantha, learned a lesson of friendship.
When the scenes came, I entered in blond curls and wearing a pink dress. Laughs turned to silence as Sam’s story unfolded, my father’s frown turned to pride.
“It seems as long as you’re with your best friends you can do almost anything.”
Was that a tear in my dad’s eye as I said my last line?
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January 12, 2013 at 07:26
Ah, nicely done. Like Billy Elliott he won his father round.
January 19, 2013 at 15:21
Thanks for the comment.
Coincidentally, a student in my class in years past had a life much like Billy Elliott when young. His father was a retired professional boxer. He learned how to box but also had a love for dance. In his case, his father supported both choices. 🙂