We are at Starbucks now chilling until 945am before the concert starts.

Laughed out loud when we saw the program booklet.

I'm not masking any of her friend's faces because I don't think anyone would be able to recognize anyone anyway. πŸ˜‚

Spot the little boss! Lol.

Spot the boss again! πŸ˜†

As the curtains open, she stood still, not quite dancing yet, probably looking out for us at the audience seats.

I'll be biased and say she's awesome and so, so brave!

I don't think I can dress up like a dinosaur and dance in front of so many people when I was 30. πŸ˜‚
And she's barely 3!

I think she did most of the required/ choreographed moves. 😁

We were seated quite far back so she couldn't see us and I couldn't take a proper picture either.

The hubs managed to take a video of the entire performance, but it was super zoomed in. πŸ˜…

Shall just wait for the official photos and video!

I was nearly in tears after the performance because I couldn't stop laughing. All of them looked so adorable!

Some of them were very enthusiastic while some looked like they couldn't really be bothered.

Kudos to the teachers!

Performance by the playgroup class was super cute!

This is my first time attending a kids concert, and my own kid's concert.
It's a wonderful experience.

Stage plays are never easy to pull off, let alone one where all the performers are below 7 years old.

So it's really very hard work by the school.

Some kids were totally natural at it. Some basked in it, oblivious to the few hundred pairs of eyes watching them.
Some were a little hesitant, and some stood on stage watching the audience.

A few of them cried and had to be carried off stage by the teachers.

A few of them played the lead characters with lots of lines to memorize.

There was a boy who made the audience laugh, not because he was funny, but because he was guiding his lost partner throughout the performance.

His partner was standing on stage and staring at the lights above them, looking lost.

But he took her hand and guided her to the right place to stand, and continued to dance with / around her. He even gently pushed another classmate away so that there was enough space for his partner to stand.

When the performance ended, everyone walked off to the back stage, including him. But his partner remained on stage, still looking a little lost.

And he came back on stage again to hold her hand and bring her backstage!

I think this was a K1 class so he's really only 5 years old and this is one of the sweetest things I've seen.

This concert is not about showmanship, not about how well the child performs, and heck it's not even about building confidence.

You can be a natural performer, or you can be shy; it's all fine.

It is about camaraderie, growing together and learning together.

I'm so glad the little one's a part of this big family. 😊

Things were a little chaotic after the performance and at the finale, because parents were rushing near the stage to take pictures of their children.

I waited for her to get off the stage before going up to wave to her.
She saw me and waved back happily before going back to the waiting room with her teachers.

And then the teachers called out each class one by one so we could pick them up from stage.

Our little pink dinosaur was still bobbing along to the music. πŸ˜„

She looked so happy to see me.

"Mummy, I dance!" She said, showing me her moves again.

"Where's daddy?" She asked.

The hubs had to leave in the middle of the second segment because he had a wedding lunch.

Selfie with my pink dinosaur.

Still basking in the excitement of having performed on stage.

But so hot lah. πŸ˜‚

Wanted to change her but she ran off.

Only kids can pull off this outfit.

Photo with her best friend in class, K.

K was calling her Clarissa, Clarissa, Clarissa. Lol must be some code there we don't know of.

We left first and I gave Clarissa some Yan Yan as a treat.

"I want to share my Yan Yan with K!" She told me.

So much love. πŸ˜„

"Mummy, this is my new happy face!"

Hahahaha I think she (kinda) loves the make-up.

πŸ‘¦: Clarissa, tonight you sleep in your cot in your own room ok?

πŸ‘Ά: Ok!

(Proceeds to lie down on Daddy's pillow)

πŸ‘¦: Hey, I thought you said you'll sleep in your cot tonight?

πŸ‘Ά: Now is not tonight!

πŸ‘§: Then what is now?

πŸ‘Ά: Now is yesterday!

πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
#thingsclarissasays

Is that clever or cheeky?

I was talking to the hubs about a program and he made a comment about men not wanting to choose women who are cleverer than themselves.

I pretended to be upset about it and complained to Clarissa, who was really just minding her own business. πŸ˜‚

"Clarissa! Daddy said Mummy not clever!" I exclaimed.

She immediately ran over to her Daddy and stuck her face right in front of his and said, "Daddy! Mummy is clever!"

Daddy pretended to cry but she was not moved.

Daddy, I don't want to friend you already! You naughty!

Whoa.

They sure start young these days.

This is our first time hearing her say "don't friend you". πŸ˜‚

Back in the olden days I think we only said that when we were 7. And the highest level was to "pretend to friend" someone even if you "don't want to friend" him or her. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Anyway the #lovebirds eventually kissed and made up. πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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