THIS WAS THE TOUGHEST WEEK OF MY LIFE BUT EVERYTHING WAS SOOO WORTH IT!!!
Our school put on an AMAZING production of "The Addams Family" this past weekend. Like seriously, both of our show nights were AWESOME. I was so proud of all of the students and adults involved.
I am the pit band conductor for our shows. If any of you have done musical theater before, you know that tech week can be TOUGH. They are long, grueling nights. I taught until 3:10 and then we began at 5:30 and went until 9:30 or 10 each night. Kids actually began getting into make-up much earlier than 5:30. I just stayed through at school, but it wasn't a lot of time to get anything major done.
I had to get my workouts done in the morning before school. It was the only way. And I was super tired doing so. But I was committed.
In our school (and many schools, I think), parents provide potluck dinners for all those involved in the show on the nights of tech week. And our students' parents do a fabulous job. They make tons of amazing entrees and desserts, enough for everyone, even our custodial staff. I think the toughest thing about this week (even tougher than waking up at 4:30 AM) was declining this food each night. It's not that I wanted the food, really. It was mostly casserole-type things designed to be made in massive quantities and give the kids quick energy. But it was saying a polite 'no' to all of the parents that really just wanted to give back to us, the production staff.
I ate my carrots, brown rice, and plain Greek yogurt with unsweetened coconut each night alongside everyone else. I was pretty much a creature of habit last week. I don't get bored eating the same foods, and since I wasn't cooking for Sawyer, I didn't vary my dinners. Some of my students noticed my "weird" eating (they always seemed to catch me eating carrots...) and poked a little fun at me, but I wonder if I affected them in a positive way at all. Maybe they took salad at dinner when they otherwise wouldn't have. Maybe not. I like to think that they did.
But anyways, the show went SUPER well. It was so great. And putting on a show always brings people together, and that includes teachers and students. It was so lovely. But I am looking forward to getting more sleep and more free time to myself in the upcoming weeks. Phase 3 is up next! I'm loving the results I'm seeing from the first two phases. I can't wait to see where Phase 3 brings me!!!