Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Our homeschool club's writing class put on a Wax Museum last night. George was excited about this as he could dress up as someone and it sounded fun. They could write about anyone in history and he selected Patrick Henry. Our kids love to watch Liberty's Kids and have learned quite a bit of history this way. Patrick Henry gives his famous speech in one of the episodes and George enjoys reciting that which is why he wanted to write about him. We ended up renting a custom, which if I would have thought about it sooner could have bought one online. I did buy tights for him and a hairpiece which he was embarrassed about buying but had a great time putting it all on. He was very nervous during practice and would not look up at all. When the actual event came around I began to wonder how he would do as he could not remember his lines even though he had them memorized and could say them at home without a problem. I had butterflies in my stomach for him. As people filtered through the "museum" and tapped him on the shoulder to "come to life" he grew more confident. I did print out the words for him to read which gave him the boost of confidence he needed and he did look up at the most important part. We were very proud of George for doing such a great job! Below is George as Patrick Henry. There is background noise so it is a little difficult to hear. Make sure you pause the music playing on the sidebar.