January 17, 2013

When The Monster isn't UNDER the Bed

Let's think of all the reasons a kid would be nervous going to high school, shall we?

- Change
- Being a freshman
- Not knowing anyone
- Intimidation over curriculum
- Not wanting to look like a jerk on campus not knowing how to get around
- Worried about procedures
- Worried of not fitting in
- Worried about not wearing the right clothes
- Grades count
- Being small since all the Seniors are close to real height

Did I miss anything? Think back to when you were going to be a freshman. Did anything make you nervous, if so, did I miss it? Think about it before I tell you what Bones' worst fear is.


Here we go.


He is scared because kids are... having sex.

He told me this and I said, "Dude, teenagers are having sex at ALL the high schools..."

This did not help. I got, "They are? Are you kidding? Why? Why are they not waiting until they get married?! I don't get it..."

And on and on he went in this little freaked out voice and finally I said, "Listen to me, they are NOT having sex during class. It's after school. Not in front of you in English..."

To which he replied, "Yeah, well, their practice rooms were all dirty and I asked one of the high school students helping out and he said it was because people have sex in there."

I took a deep breath and said, "Fine. If you are freaked about using the practice rooms, I'll get you a roll of lysol wipes. You can wipe it down before you practice..."

He rolled his eyes.

This is freaking him out on a big deep scale... this kids having sex.

He keeps asking me little things like, 'What do you think this high school is known for?"

I told him they were known for kids being different and that it was OK. That you could be gay, have blue hair, be emo, or be normal, nobody cared.

It's a frickin' ART SCHOOL. Give me a dang break. I assured him that there were drugs, alcohol and sex at EVERY high school and the bonus was at THIS particular public high school, there were no gangs, guns, and knives.

Good grief. I am so hoping that in four years, as he's getting ready to graduate, that I can say, "Do you remember when you were so freaked out because kids were having sex?"

So this high school, if he gets in, here are some vids of the vocal department. Boys first: (Tempo change at 1:22, great solo at 3:45)

And the full on Chorus: (Solo...:59)

And on a little side note... while I was searching for a video, I found this odd wedding video... a flash Mob of Les Miz. A group of the people AT the reception, all very talented amazing singers, surprised the bride and groom.

You have to see it... how amazing is this "One Day More":

Posted by Boudicca at January 17, 2013 10:21 PM

those are very talented wedding guests. very fun

Posted by: morrigan at January 17, 2013 11:03 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think I had one guest at my wedding that could sing like that. And I had...what... 200 people?

Posted by: Bou at January 17, 2013 11:23 PM

that's a weird wedding!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at January 18, 2013 09:56 AM

The concert is closer to what I remember from HS - only singing memorized music.

Wow 13 guys vs 27 girls. And standing intermixed at that.

We had 35 basses and tenors against 45 sopranos and altos (one girl sung tenor). Good sized school with a fairly competitive music program.

The Les Miz performance was excellent. Great acoustics, great voices. Wow. I wish my voice was still in the kind of shape to handle a room that size.

Posted by: The Thomas at January 18, 2013 11:16 PM

I also found the you tube at "Zm-kzn5oROY" of the two young ladies playing Stairway to Heaven on grand pianos. Excellent.

I couldn't see their hands that well, but it looked like my Great Aunt would have approved of their posture.

Posted by: The Thomas at January 18, 2013 11:33 PM

You need to read this at Bones' wedding. hehe

Posted by: Pammy at January 19, 2013 11:08 AM

Writersblock- Crazy, eh?

Thomas- Bones has always memorized his music and so I'm wondering why they haven't. I wonder if they just have so much music coming at them that they don't have time for certain gigs? I thought that was odd.

Bones is settling into a Baritone. It dropped really low for awhile and now has moved up a few notes. And I don't think his voice will every be strong enough to carry a room that size. I may be wrong... he has a strong voice... but THOSE voices were really strong!

Pammy- Oh trust me, I thought of that! I cannot wait to hear his take in a few years and remind him of this!

Posted by: Bou at January 20, 2013 10:56 PM

Poor Bones - too bad he doesn't quite understand yet that the "dread" of something is generally far far worse than what actually happens. LOL.

I'm guessing the wedding singers are all part of some sort of group, very likely a stage performing group. Very nicely done!

Posted by: Teresa at January 21, 2013 08:34 PM

So, I read this to my youngest son who is one year older than Bones. He said, "Hmm. Sounds like he is a good kid." So there you go. Not strange - a "good kid"!

Posted by: PeggyU at January 22, 2013 01:27 AM