Well we made it through Jaiden's history banquet. For those of you who have not experienced it, the history banquet is a time where the kids get to choose a character from the history period they are studying this year, and they get to BE that person for one night. We research the character, make a costume, make a poster board with information about their person, and memorize a speech from the first person perspective. So basically that means the parents torture the child for the week before the banquet by making them repeat and repeat and repeat their speech. During the speech, Jeff and I are mouthing all the words to ourselves because we too have memorized the speech as well. Everyone did a great job and we were so proud. And we are soooooooooooooo glad it's over. Time to get started on Jack's. What are we going to do when we have 5 history banquets?
Cost of poster board and supplies................$20
Cost of MP3 player bribe for completing memorization of speech..........$40
Cost of seeing your child performing on stage...................................priceless