It’s his play this week. You may remember he’s playing Prospero in The Tempest. For those who don’t do Shakespeare, it’s the lead and he bears a huge responsibility.
He hasn’t missed one rehearsal. With weekend rehearsals he hasn’t had one day off in over two weeks. He is currently dosed up on anti-cold medicines and vitamin C, determined not to let anyone down.
We have always stressed to our children that if they take on a commitment, they must stick it out. He’s doing that.
What gets lost in the details, however, is that he’s a seventeen-year old boy and he’s doing this for fun. I wonder how much fun he’s having, taking his homework along to do in today’s dress rehearsal lunch break?
I am never embarrassed to boast about my children; and today, I even have reason.
I’m proud of you, Spud. That will never get lost in the details. It’s a brave new world that has people such as you in it.