This is the only picture I was able to get from Matthew's acting debut yesterday. 30 seconds after he saw me, Matt and grandpa sitting there, he melted down. His teacher took him to a quiet room with another little boy who also melted down. His teacher tried to make us feel better - told us that for his first ever little play, he actually did pretty good. That most of the kids don't even get as far as he did their first time (Matthew started mid-year, so the other kids in his group had already experienced being in 2 other plays earlier in the year). There were lots of tears. Broke our hearts. But once we got home, he was fine. Told us he would do the play next time. Not a fun memory, but apparently a common one with parents!
Married to my best friend, mom to a sweet boy we call Ish and another baby boy we call Noah Bear. Waiting for the Mets to reach another World Series, the mortgage to be paid off and for at least one of my kids to sleep past 6AM!