Ryan's school does an awesome performance of Peter and the Wolf each year with the kindergartners, professional musicians,and dancers from the NC School of the Arts.
The children choose a character they would like to portray. Ryan loves wolves, so naturally he chose to be the wolf.
He was a little disappointed when he discovered the wolf was going to be BAD! When the Wolf lead dancer would do her mean claw swipes, Ryan wouldn't do them, because those were not nice, and he wanted to be a nice wolf.
Ryan was very excited about the play, until the morning of dress rehearsal. Then it was a repeat of the first day of school. His tummy hurt, he didn't want to go to school, he was scared.
But he went to school, did not throw up and had a lot of fun. On the day of the actual performance, there was no mention of being nervous or staying home from school.
My friend and I were in charge of the little cast party in the room afterwards. We had a little bit too much fun. We made these little wolf lollipops and another mom design these cute water bottle labels. I was up late the night before sticking on all those cute labels and waiting for chocolate to harden, but it was fun.