A few weeks ago, Lincoln and I were sitting on the couch doing his nightly reading. Once he finished, he casually said, “Hey Mom, I think I should start practicing for my Talent Show audition soon.” Hmmm. I remembered receiving a newsletter about the school talent show. However, he didn’t really express any interest, so I brushed it off. BIG MISTAKE!!! I checked my email and found the information. The talent show auditions were to be held after-school THE NEXT DAY. Did I mention this conversation happened at 6:45 PM? Yeah. Enter “Panic Mommy-Mode.”
It would have been all too easy explain to Lincoln that there was simply not enough time to practice an act. I’d tell him we’d do it next year, and that would be that. And you know what? He would have been perfectly okay with that because that’s the type of kid he is. But I couldn’t do that to him. I looked at his little face and saw that excited spark in his big brown eyes — and I saw myself as a little girl.
I LOVED to perform. I remember being in second grade and dancing to the “Dirty Dancing” soundtrack with my friends in the front of the classroom. I was a cheerleader for 7 years and lived for every second of it. I loved competing and that feeling you get inside, walking onto the mat to perform a routine. It’s exhilarating!
There was absolutely no way I was going to tell him no. Instead, we brainstormed ideas. For Christmas this past year, he received not one, but two magic kits. We broke them both out and got to work. I decided we would figure out one trick he could perform for his audition. Then, we would work on a few more for the actual show.
The next day Lincoln rocked his audition. For only being 7-years old, he was really incredible! Everyone cheered for him and was amazed with his trick — of course his confidence soared!
We only had a few weeks to add more magic tricks to his act, and perfect his performance. Jared really got into it with him, which was great. Watching the two of them together was adorable — I don’t know which one was having more fun!
Finally, the night of the talent show arrived. I was so excited for Lincoln, and a little nervous too! But, he did such a wonderful job and I couldn’t be prouder. Lincoln asked that I share his video performance on my blog 🙂 I hope you enjoy!!
Lincoln also started a YouTube Channel! He’s been asking me FOREVER! Finally, I gave in. You can check it out HERE. He will be excited for likes and subscribers 😉
Didn’t he do a great job performing? I am just so incredibly proud of my sweet boy. To have the confidence to get up there and do his thing — That in itself is worth celebrating! Of course now that he’s been on stage, he’s eager to perform more — that’s my boy!!