She’s Been Bitten

By the performing bug, I mean. My seven year old, HipChick had her first major performance last Sunday, at our church talent showcase. We have a rather large church, and the room was packed. I was really nervous that she would get scared, since she’s normally rather shy, and hasn’t ever been up in front of so many people. Well, let me just say, she was right at home!

We got her lapel mic all set up, and her props on stage. Then she walked right out there, and sang wonderfully! She even remembered all her blocking (movement)! She sang “Castle on a Cloud” from Les Miserables, which is one of my favorite show tunes of all time. When little Cosette was done with the song, she actually didn’t want to leave the stage. She went and picked up her little broom , started sweeping, and I thought she probably would have liked to act out the whole show right there! The stage hand went up and stood next to her, and she finally followed him off stage.

The second showing was interesting, because they forgot to turn on her mic. She sang half of the song, before they cut the music and went out to turn it on. She didn’t really understand why they stopped at first, but handled it like a pro! I’ll tell you being a “stage mom” is completely different (and more difficult) than being on stage. I don’t know if I can handle the stress! I’m joking, the pride is so much more intense than the stress.

Honestly, when she first mentioned that she wanted to perform this year, I was a little apprehensive. I wasn’t sure I wanted her to start so early, because if she wasn’t really ready, it might have been traumatic. I am sure now, that HipChick loves performing, and I’ll do everything to help her be successful.

One lesson I hope she really “gets:” Her gift was given to her by God, to be used for His glory, and he loves her for who she is inside, not what she can do.

Of course you knew I’d post the video! This is after the mic mix-up, so she was just a little thrown, but she still did fabulously!


About Sarah Pinnix

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  1. Scribbit says:

    Wow, she did great!


  2. She has a beautiful voice! A star is born!


  3. Heather says:

    I came across your blog today … your daughter is awesome! She does a great job and just from experience with dance recitals and my 7-year-old daughter I know the stage mom feeling!



  4. John Fuller says:

    Well, Well I wonder where is got her singing talent from???? Judd Right??? Awesome job


  5. Dana J. Tuszke says:

    Wow. That video brought tears to my eyes. That was wonderful.


  6. Christine says:

    Very adorable! 🙂


  7. Heather says:

    SO CUTE! She has a great voice. I hoe she can continue with singing 🙂


  8. So adorable!!!
    I love Les Mis. It’s one of my favorite Broadway Shows and she did a wonderful job of bringing Cosette and her dreaming to life!


  9. says:

    We were at the second show. I’m glad she started over so we could hear her. she was very good! I felt proud too 🙂


  10. Childlife says:

    Oh, she did great!! Quite the little performer you’ve got there 🙂


  11. How precious!


  12. You’ve got a little performer on your hands! She did a great job.


  13. Oh Sarah, she did beautifully! She definitely has her mama’s talent!


  14. Bravo! Bravo! A star is born! Bravo! What a cuttie!


  15. that’s a big voice for such a little gal! fantastic!!


  16. Anonymous says:

    She did great! Can’t wait to see ya’ll!



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