daughter wants to join a play
January 9, 2013 11:12am CST
I received an email this morning about a theater group starting a new production this saturday. they are doing a musical play on the Beattles. of course she has no idea who they are but has always wanted to be in a play and loves to sign. They perform in a real theater in June. However for her to take this course it costs $325 dollars. ouch. and she will be missing a few classes cause we are away on holidays for one and then she has to visit her dad during spring break and will miss two classes then. Not sure what to do at this point.
9 Jan 13
The first thing would be that... I'm not sure about what kind of musical is out there about The Beatles (but it must be awesome, because I love them), but is there any role for her age in it? About the classes... well, I don't know what kind of education she gets, but if she's bright and hardworking, some missed classes wouldn't be that much of a big deal. I mean, I'm person who gets sick easily, one grade I almost spent half a year at home and in hospitals, yet I could still pass every subjects, with relatively good grades. It's not going to be pretty easy, but... well, this would be a first lesson of real responsibility and judging stuff in her life. After this experience, she may learn something knew, whether it was worth it or not and stuff. But, as I said, I don't know her type of education, the sanctions, the attitude of the class teacher or principal, the difficulty of the tasks... it should be your task to decide. The money... ugh. Always the dirty finances. If you really can'gt miss that money, or it's going to make your life so much harder, you should say no to her. She has to learn that she can't always get what she wants, and how some stuff can't be afforded...
9 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well i think that is a great opportunity for your daughter to join this experienced group. She will get a chance to hone her skills. In my view the amount to join the group should be kept at one side and her interest should be given more priority first. The day u guys reach home she should join that group. What say?
10 Jan 13
I think you should support her this time,because from what you are saying your daughter really wants to be in a play,may be from this moment she really finds her true hobbies,maybe she can become a famous theatre player or an actress may be.Support your child for things that he was willing to do without our saying,it might find her true direction for the future.