Master Frugal has come home from school today all excited because he’s auditioning for the school talent show on Monday. Yes, that would be next Monday! So now we have a whole weekend to work on his audition as I want him to help him to do well. Not because I’m a pushy mother but because I hate the thought of my little boy being told by the Britains Got Talent style panel (yes, that’s what they have planned) that he isn’t good enough to get through the first round and actually be in the talent show!
Before we can practice and perfect his act, we have the small matter of deciding what his act is actually going to be…. Not an easy task with a six year old who’s quite shy, has no sense of rhythm, the ability to clear a room with his singing and no other notable talents that I’m aware of. Which is where you guys come in – what can I teach him in a weekend that he will be able to do to the level that he will be confident performing in front of the judging panel and possible manage to get past the first round of auditions….
I really, really disagree with this sort of thing, especially when the younger children in the school are involved. I love the idea of a fun talent show but I don’t think that young children should have to audition to be a part of it. I really believe that everyone has at least one special talent in life, I’m pretty sure that most children, especially the younger ones, won’t have discovered theirs yet. For a younger child to try their absolute best and be told that they’re not good enough to get through to the show itself is awful and makes me feel so sad for them.
Whatever happened to ‘It’s the taking part that counts’….
Added 14 July – We decided to go with a magic trick and he made it through the audition stage and is in the final tomorrow 😉 I’m so proud of him as he told me he was shaking before he went on stage and he still managed to do it.