They do two plays a year, we have been their for 4 years (8 plays) and that same music teacher is also very good at picking the same kids to have the lead roles season after season -
When the same lead role players were announced for this play Lauren said to me "I don't know why Mrs. Music Teacher doesn't trust me enough to memorize my lines and have a real role in the plays".
Lauren has an AMAZING memory, it has nothing to do with trusting her to memorize her lines. I felt bad for Lauren.
As you all know Lauren was a Mini Purple Beard for this play and we made her a beard and put together a decent costume too! Though, we were using the headband to hold on the visor AND to cover up the fact that it was a visor. I talked to said music teacher the day before the play and explained the costume and told her I would be at school early to help Lauren get it all together right and she smiled, and she humored me and told me how cute it sounded and then she told the kids at rehearsal that day that they...
and I quote...
"Are not 4 years old and you don't need your mommies to help you get dressed, their will be no parents in the dressing rooms"
Now, I have been known to say things similar to this to my children in a not so proud mommy moment...but I DO NOT expect teachers to speak to my children this way - especially since Lauren was with me that morning when I spoke to the teacher and then she had to listen to this.
Lauren is a bright little girl, she reads people well and she knows when someone is not so good. In this particular case Lauren asked me "Mrs. Music teacher shouldn't tell us kids that especially after she was so nice about it this morning"
No wonder Lauren is terrified to ask her teachers questions - they just might turn around and backfire on her.
So this is how she came out on stage:
Instead of like this
And as far as I am concerned Mrs. Music Teacher CAN walk the plank and take her ego with her.