We started Willy Wonka the Musical practice this week. I am LOVING it!
Yesterday we did a workshop on defining our characters. So, my son Augustus and I sat down to create a background for our family. Here it is in a nutshell: We are a wealthy German family, but I grew up poor and was often hungry. So when I married Augustus’ dad I promised myself that Augustus would never be hungry. That’s why I feed him all the time. My goal in life is to make sure Augustus is happy. What’s so wrong with that? 🙂
While my stage son and I were talking, I asked him where he went to school. Turns out he goes to the same school Mark does. And, he’s the same age as Mark. And, yes, he knows Mark. We had that moment of wide-eye opening, “You’re kidding!!!” looks. Then, I was faced with a dilemma. Do I ask if he likes Mark? Or do I let it go?
Have you ever known me to let something go? Of course I asked him! He said, “Yeah. I think he’s funny!” Whew. Mark said he thought they had PE and maybe drama together in 6th grade, but no classes together last year.
So, my two sons know each other! Weird…