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Disappointed Daughter

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

My daughter and her friends tried out for the high school's Variety Show. They did not get in.... The girls worked SO hard, practicing every spare moment. The music was completely arranged by one of them and they all came up with fun choreography. However, it wasn't enough.
There are so many sad stories in the world, so many of my SP sisters are suffering through terrible things. I did not want to mention this at all, but my girl is crying and it hurts. It always hurts when your children are sad.
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    It always does hurt when our kids hurt, whether the hurt be big or small. Your daughter sounds like a really talented young lady, and you must be so proud of her for her great attitude!
    1825 days ago
    Thanks for all the support. She was okay right away, just needed a good cry! She's been in theater since she was 6, so she's used to the ups and downs. Which isn't to say, the downs get any easier. Sometimes she's the one happy and sometimes she's the one sad. Tough hobby to have. I couldn't do it. She admitted that she did not think their tone was perfect and the choir teacher is a stickler for that. Oh well, auditions for the next show are in a few weeks, so we do it all over again. It's WAY harder on me than it is on her! emoticon
    1828 days ago
    Well. It's a hard but important lesson. Can you speak with her about the fun she had preparing. & maybe how she could handle it better next time. Like - did they speak to anyone in charge about what type of performance would be considered?
    1828 days ago
    Nothing hurts worse than when our children are hurting. It's one of life's hard lesson's of life to come. I still shed a tear for my GK's rejection.
    Quick story of my GF. His parents gave him the name Bertie Stien, and guess what all the kids called him? B S. He learned early in his youth he better accept it or life was going to give him many a rocky road. All his close friends and most who knew him all called him B S. It made for very good sense of humor. Life is full of ups and downs, tomorrow will be all down hill! emoticon
    1828 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear this. It is a major thing when a child or a teenager is so disappointed. I feel for her; some of the rejections I had as a child remain more painful than more recent ones. emoticon
    1829 days ago
    I can understand their disappointment and how much it hurts when you see your child upset and crying. It's never easy to not be accepted and get something you worked so hard for. emoticon
    1829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/21/2013 7:14:05 PM
    unfortunately we don't always get what we want.... it is part of life's lessons to us... so that we learn to deal with them... she will survive and be stronger.
    1829 days ago
    I've never heard of having "tryouts" for a variety show. Everyone should be welcome!! I hate that everything has to be so political (I'm sure that probably had something to do with it) I'm sad for your daughter, but what goes around comes around and someday she will get her chance to shine!!!
    1830 days ago
    It's a huge school with many talented kids, however, the thing that mostly bothers me is that the choir director helped one of the groups with their number and he is also a JUDGE. Now how is that proper? My daughter said their group could have asked for help, but they really wanted to show how they could do it on their own.

    1830 days ago
    I agree with Kitty. When my kids were in school everyone was allowed to participate in the variety show. I'm sorry your daughter and friends worked so hard and didn't get in. It's hard to see as a parent.
    1830 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your daughter's disappointment. The last public school I was at, unless the routine was inappropriate or very bad, everyone who tried out made it. There were even opportunities to change the act and still be in the show. I think over the nine years I was at that school only a handful of acts didn't get in. Wish more schools would do this. Hope she recovers soon and tries again next year.
    1830 days ago
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