Eat, sleep, work, rock and roll.
Both big kids are in a big rock and roll review at the high school. I've helped a little with costumes, Tiny has helped a little with costumes, Rico has helped a lot with rides, and love and making sure people eat.
Punk has the lead in Love Shack, sings back up in the opening number and serves as comedic relief and back up dancing. Kooka sings back up as well, is also a back up dancer and is one of a group of featured dancers that go for three songs straight. They're busy, exhausted, but happy.
Punk says this is the perfect "capstone" to his high school performing career. He's not going out for the spring play in lieu of doing some job hunting.
It makes me cry a little every day. It's not just his last high school performance, it's the last time I will listen to him obsessively rehearse his part in his room, the last time I'll host his friends for a cast party, the last time he'll run into the living room and say, "How does this sound?" It's the last time I'll watch some of these kids on stage - some of these kids that I've worked with and watched and loved since they were in third grade.
I'm depressing myself - so I'll stop now. But seriously, how could you not miss this?:
|Punk and one of my favorite Pinnacle kids Anna - leading "Love Shack"|
|Kooka in "You Keep Me Hanging On"|
|Kooka in red and her Pinnacle sister Rachel in the closer.|
|Punk and one of his best friends partnering up for a disco dance in "Shake Your Groove Thing."|
|This is the first girl Punk ever had a play date with. Granted, they were two weeks old and in baby buckets - but still.|
|I can't hear you.|