April 13, 2012

Sucked Into A Vortex …


Yesterday I was sucked into a vortex of fringe, pincurled hair, pearl necklaces and dropped waist dresses. It pulled me in and did not release its grasp on me until almost 8:00 at night.

If I ever volunteer to do costumes for a play again, somebody needs to come to my house and lock me in a closet for a very long time.

Imagine, if you can, what it is like to outfit seventy twelve to fourteen year old girls in Twenties era clothing. 

‘This is too baggy.’

‘Mrs. Lee, I ripped/tore/stepped on my dress.’

‘It’s so long it covers my knees.’

‘I don’t like this color.’

‘How come she gets a dress with fringe and I don’t?’

‘I don’t want to wear my long hair up to make it look shorter.’

‘This hat looks funny on me.’

You want each and every girl to feel beautiful and look amazing.  You want every parent to see his or her child on stage and think she’s a star. You want the director to be happy, you want the kids to be happy, you want the parents to be happy, but you’ve got to make all that happiness happen in a very limited amount of time with an almost non-existent budget.

Throw the seventy hormonal, drama prone {and I’m not talkin’ about the theater} girls in the mix and it is a PARTAY.

Before I knew it yesterday, the day was gone and I had been so busy that I hadn’t even had a chance to think about a blog post.

The Twenties . . . apparently they WERE roarin’.

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Anonymous said...

Dear Sam, if anyone could maintain a focused creativity throughout such a day, it would be you and, now, you must be exhausted. And, yes, I would be happy to lock you in a closet the next time such an opportunity arises. But, are you certain you would wish to miss all that fun!

Aiketa said...

Wow, that's a lot of work! You are such a hard working woman, Samantha!

Ooooh I'm just looking forward to see some pictures of all the amazing 20s outfits you have arranged!
I'm more than sure that everyone will be happy with your work. You are so talented.

I hope you share some pictures!

Emily said...

Well if anyone could deal with that and pull it off wonderfully it would be you! Hope you get some rest today.

The Queen Vee said...

You are so organized and capable and a really good mom. All those hormones in one room makes me quake.

The 20s, would love to dress like that again, great way to hide the menopause middle roll.

Hannie B, is going to be the star of the show for me....Break A Leg Hannie B.

Apis Melliflora said...

You and the other Mom costume volunteers are saints!