My #TBTStories photo for today (and I know, I have photos, not a photo - I can't tell a story with just one) is from the musical The King and I, back in 1994. David was 11, Jennifer was 8, and Adam was 3. You can see them in the photo, all wearing blue. David is third from the right in the back, Jennifer is just in front of him, and Adam is third from the right in the front.
Little Adam was just 3 years old, and despite my 'sure he will' when she asked him to participate, he wasn't all that excited about being on stage. Cue the bribery. Adam was to be the child who ran up to the King and knelt face down between his legs as the King surveyed his children parading before him. The King was then to pick him up and set him aside. Sounds easy, right?
They loved being near the high school actors. Emily, who played the role of Anna, was one of Jennifer's idols. They even have the same smile in this photo. And I love Adam's expression.
Despite the need for bribery, it was a good experience for all, and the children were obviously adorable. The song, Getting to Know You, is a catchy tune with a great lyric:
It's a very ancient saying, but a true and honest thought,
That if you become a teacher, by your pupils you'll be taught.
As a teacher I've been learning, you'll forgive me if I boast,
And I've now become an expert, on the subject I love most:
Getting to know you!
Linking up with Jessica at themomcreative.com for Throwback Thursday Stories. #TBTStories.