These are my friend Kim’s precious children. They are many years older now (Krista is a sophomore in high school), but this is one of my favorite pictures of them. They were brought up by loving, intelligent parents in a Christian home. Obviously, that does not keep the little suckers from turning on you in Chick-Fil-A. Kim was discussing important extended family issues on her cellphone during a little summer lunch out with the kiddos and apparently expressed a less-than-Christian opinion of a physician who’s not doing the most fabulous job of diagnosing and treating a family member. Once she ended her phone call Krista said, “Mom, what would Jesus do?” and Nathan quoted a Bible verse (these kids are SO cool). Kim, not to be intimidated by her offspring, said, “DO I LOOK LIKE JESUS?” She evidently said this in the loud, crazed fashion we mothers are all-to-familiar with from our own Chick-Fil-A and Wal-Mart conversations with our own children, and all the old blue-hairs clustered around stared in a most embarrassing fashion. MORAL: It doesn’t matter what the hell you do, your kids are still going to embarrass you in Chick-Fil-A!
Here’s a slideshow from Jack’s performance at Central Park last night. They did Romeo and Juliet, and you have not REALLY seen Romeo and Juliet until you’ve seen the balcony scene done as a “rap”! They included songs from Journey, Queen, and Michael Jackson along with the Taylor Swift selection that accompanies the slideshow. It was only about 30 minutes long – Michael said it was the “Cliff Notes” version, and the death scenes were HILARIOUS! Juliet’s was, “Oh, a dagger!” stab, fall down. A few of the professionals who were performing Romeo and Juliet for the big crowds later that night sat next to us, and they got a big kick out of the whole thing. The swordfights were especially funny since the kids “trash talked” each other during them! Juiet was a girl named Carmen who Jack was in a play with last year, and Romeo was a boy named Ryan who auditioned with Jack for a musical last weekend. The cute little girl in the blue headband is Hannah, who was in Twinderella with Jack, and she cracked everyone up with her enthusiastic “air drums”. He’s made friends with so many fantastic kids doing these plays and camps – I can’t wait for the next one!