The talent show was today. It was incredible! The talent that our kids shared was amazing! The production effort of the staff was equally amazing! Singers turned to comedy routines turned to drummers turned back to singers with the designed precision of a Broadway show! Wow!
They followed it up with a quick act by the staff to celebrate the end of a great year and to have a little fun. Several of the teachers acted out snippets of what teachers act like at the end of the year. They showed a stereotypical teacher who might be too tired to get out the door on time during the month of May. The next teacher was from our school, and could not WAIT to get to school to see our shiny, happy kids! OK, so my last morning announcement of the year said that we simply could not WAIT to see the kids next year and we were sad that the school year had to end.
Then I walked on stage. It looked kinda like me anyway. He painted on a beard and covered just enough hair to look bald like me. He also had his radio on his belt and his phone in his hand. He spoke in an animated, overly-optimistic tone and gave the kids my usual "sign-off" for morning announcements, speedily saying, "Make it a supergreatwonderfulfantasticexcellentfaboulous day!" He added about 22 more similar words, including a few that have never before been heard! As he walked off stage, he pulled up his britches. I guess I might do that too.
They made fun of me.
And it was funny! And I was flattered! And it really made my day and made me feel like a more included part of the campus! I loved it! If they had not included this little part of the show, the show still would have been awesome! But by including it, they included me! And I am thrilled to be a part of such a great group of folks!
Jeff is a lifelong friend of mine. He is a genius, and an engineer, with multiple patents. For as long as I have known him, he has lived by a simply motto, "I don't care whether you are laughing with me or at me, as long as you are laughing."
It was awesome to have so many folks laughing at me with me today!