eHellions, I was SO RUDE last night. In fact, not only was I rude, but my mother was rude as well. I felt just awful about it at the time, but I also could just not help myself. I am here for confession and to recieve my penance... or to be sent to eHell for eternity. Here's my story...
Last night was DS1's holiday Chorus concert. He is in 6th grade so this is the first year we have done the Chorus thing. He had a small show at a retirement home last week, at which I behaved admirably, I swear. But this time I brought my video camera.
With the wonderful zoom function of my video camera, I got to appreciate exactly how much of a clown my son is. For about the first half of the concert I videoed the whole group, or zoomed in a little clower and panned along the risers. Then I zoomed in on my son.
The first time I caught him, he was making bug eyes. I don't know how else to describe it, but they were the biggest eyes I have ever seen on a human face. singing along like nothing else was going on, with these HUGE bug eyes. I elbowed my mom. She started watching him through the camera as well.
He made numerous funny faces, but it was when he started rolling his eyes around in complete circles that I lost it. I really tried to stifle myself, but I was laughing so hard my mom snatched the video camera from me. And I know I disturbed the people around me. I just couldn't help it.
My mom finally lost it when he started shaking his head as if he was tryingto get water out of his ear. Not to the beat of the music or anything... just randomly shaking his head to one side. At this point we were both cracking up. As quietly as possible, but still... I can imagine for those people who did not have their camera zoomed on my son's face, there was no reason to be laughing and we seemed HORRIBLY rude for doing so mid-concert.
We were finally able to get ourselves under control, but I was embarrassed and felt really bad about our behavior. I have to hand it to my son though... His chorus teacher probably saw his antics, but all anyone else in the audience would have caught would have been a little fidgeting when he shook his head. He was very discreet in his antics, and not nearly as disruptive as my mother and I were.
I can only imagine what we missed during the first half of the performance when I wasn't zoomed in on him!