Black Socks

Winston Salem, North Carolina
November 15, 2017 5:48pm CST
“I hope you remembered your black socks??” That’s what I said to my daughter as she walked past me down the backstage hallway. She was clad almost entirely in black. Longsleeve black shirt, black leggings and black shoes and a slightly startling pair of grey socks. There are a few times during our production of Alice when my daughter doubles as a stagehand and needs to be able to scoot discretely across the stage in the dark and a totally black outfit is essential. I was a little disturbed by those grey socks. “No. Why?” She frowned at me, clearly clueless about my concern. “Because you CAN NOT go on stage like that!!!” “Um….Mom?” The expression on her face indicated that she was convinced I had finally completely lost my grip on reality. “I’ll be wearing my boots on stage.” I knew that. Maybe I am beginning to lose my grip.
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@Happy2BeMe (70163)
• Canada
16 Nov
lol you were just looking out for her but she had it covered.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
She's been a trooper through the past few weeks. Her schedule has been grueling with evening rehearsals and a job that starts at 5 am.
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@Happy2BeMe (70163)
• Canada
16 Nov
@Platespinner that is a lot to deal with. She is a trooper for sure.
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@responsiveme (14414)
• India
16 Nov
I love your photo It happens , you are handling so many things
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
Thanks, the photo shows the backdrop we set up for kids to have their photo taken with one or more of the characters from the production.
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• India
16 Nov
@Platespinner I am lining up there with the Cheshire Cat
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@spiderdust (2761)
• San Jose, California
16 Nov
How many nights are left for the show?
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
Three more performances. We strike after Sunday's matinee.
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• San Jose, California
17 Nov
@Platespinner I know you're going to breathe a huge sigh of relief when it's finished!
@gnatsmom (769)
16 Nov
I remember those days. When we lived in upstate NY, my oldest performed in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, and my 2nd and 3rd were stage hands. It was no trouble getting my son clad in all black. But my 2nd daughter, has long, thick blonde hair. Getting her hair to stay up in a black cap was a challenge.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
Yesterday my King of Hearts sashayed across the stage with brown hiking boots on because he left his black shoes at home. Shoes that are supposed to be left with the rest of the costumes for the duration of the production.
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@gnatsmom (769)
16 Nov
@Platespinner Sounds familiar. My daughter has dancers who do the same thing. Instead of keeping everything they need in their dance bags, they leave it here and there, then they try to improvise when they leave stuff at home.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
15 Nov
No, you just want everything to turn out, perfect!:)
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
But I KNEW she was wearing her boots. Afterall I'm the one who approved her choice of footwear for the show.
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@kobesbuddy (19709)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Nov
@Platespinner You just wanted everything to turn out perfect:)
@RasmaSandra (13450)
• Riga, Latvia
16 Nov
Well you were just expressing concern. I don't think it means losing your grip it is more like being overly concerned and hoping all goes well.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
To a teenager, silly things like that are a clear indication of a parent not being on the ball. I was a teenager once, too.
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@cahaya1983 (9631)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
It happens. At least they were grey, what if they were red!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
They were light grey. On a dark stage, they would have been more visible than red. Neon yellow however....
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@UncleJoe (8556)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 Nov
I own about 40 pair of black socks. Unfortunately, they started out as white. Perhaps I should wash them more often.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
I bet you can find them with your eyes closed.
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@Morleyhunt (16689)
• Canada
16 Nov
That's not as bad as me searching for my cellphone while talking to my sister (other sister) on the missing cellphone. . Yup....it official. I've lost my marbles.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
I've done that sort of thing a time or two as well. Crazy must run in our genes
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@shaggin (26883)
• United States
16 Nov
Lol that is funny it makes you sound super stressed but is likely an honest mistake and a bit airheaded lol I have made mistakes like this as well many times I call them my duh moments.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
I've had a few problems to deal with backstage, but none were caused by the teens in the production and few were caused by the children. Most were caused by a small group of adults who should know better.
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@peachpurple (11038)
• Malaysia
16 Nov
black with black, perfect match
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
Black with grey; not so much.
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@Deepizzaguy (7618)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
16 Nov
Welcome to the madness of teaching your kids to do the right deal. Conflicts will happen from time to time.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
The madness of teaching.my kids is annafliction I have enjoyed for the past 23+ years....
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@Corbin5 (81708)
• United States
15 Nov
Well, you do have your wonderful daughter around to pick up the slack if you lose your grip. My grip is lessening by the day.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Nov
I wish I could have gotten a photo of the expression on her face. She was quite clearly convinced that I was completely off my rocker.
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@LoriAMoore (10010)
• United States
25 Nov
Oh, funny. black boots? LOL!
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
26 Nov
With those black boots, she could have worn neon yellow socks and no one would have ever known.
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@LadyDuck (122031)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
You forgot she was wearing her boots, it's because you are stressed and concerned and you want to be sure that everything is perfect.
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@kepweng (6388)
22 Nov
hope you dont Wash the black socks