The show must go on!

By Mir
February 14, 2012

Chickadee is trying a half-day back at school today. She’s been out for three weeks; I’m pretty sure dropping her off for the first day of kindergarten was easier than this morning. I put on a brave face to counter her nerves, got her settled, then cried all the way home. Fun!

And in the midst of everything else, I’m still going to be in The Vagina Monologues this week, because somehow I never gathered up the brain cells to say, “Hey, Self, perhaps you have a little too much going on right now to continue with this particular non-essential commitment?” I just kept reminding myself that it’s a charity benefit and somehow—even though I’ve missed half the rehearsals—this week it’s do or die. (Or, um, be embarrassed.)

As a delightful distraction from the rest of what’s going on right now, I offer you my post today at Off Our Chests, dealing with my recent adventures in makeup, courtesy of the show. (Spoiler: I’m still a complete dork.)


  1. kathy

    I don’t know what chick has/had but my 17 yo son had cardiothoracic surgery this past Sept and was bedbound for 3 days (literally could not leave the bed) and hospitalized for about 5 weeks total. It has taken a LONG time to come back and he just started doing light sports (futbol) a couple weeks ago. I really thought he should have been bouncing back quicker. But I’m a pushy mom I guess. :) If she was immobile for any period of time, seriously consider PT. At one point I was measuring his heart rate and was alarmed to find resting in the 70s and 80s (I train a lot and mine is in the high 40s) and was so alarmed that we took him back to the cardiologist who proclaimed him Way Out Of Shape. :) He started back wiht 15 min of slow walking. It has been a long slow road back and he has lots of scars to impress future mates (I suppose :)) but don’t be surprised if chickie takes a lot longer to recover than you think she *should*.

    so lust a long-winded way to say, don’t worry if she is a slug and get her PT if she was bedbound for any length of time. Take care!

  2. kathy

    oops bedbound for 3 weeks (my son). don’t want to alarm you.

  3. Denise

    I’m thinking huge good thoughts for Chickadee. Huge. Huge. Huge.

  4. Becca

    Go Momma! We’re here for you to support you..

    Good luck!!

  5. Ms.Magorka

    You know, I think the fact that you’re still going along with the show and being its for a charity benefit. Karma is really going to be loving you and I think you and your family might need just a little extra good Karma to get you through these hard times.

    I hope things get better for you all very soon. Keep Strong!

  6. Liza

    Normally, I don’t hesitate to say “break a leg!” to actors. However, with the luck you and your family have had this year, I just can’t. How about…break a nail?

  7. diane

    Good thoughts! Also–I am constantly having the anxiety nightmare of showing up to the night before a show opens only to find out I’ve missed half of the rehearsals. Please don’t live my nightmares!

  8. Beth R

    How wonderful that Chickadee made it to school for a bit today! Every little step towards normality is a good step.

    More good thoughts heading towards the show, too. You’ll be great; I have no doubts :)

  9. Pam

    Hoping and praying all goes well for you and your family. Don’t think I ever miss reading you, but did you write that Chickie is ok and I missed it? I worry so much when you don’t let us know what’s going on, but I also understand that it is your private life. Just know we are thinking of y’all and wishing you the best.

  10. Reb

    Good luck! You’ll be fine.

  11. All Adither

    How did she do?

  12. Brigitte

    If you weren’t a complete dork, I would be overly awed by your amazing prettiness to partake of your blogs. Your dorkiness ADDS to your prettiness in my eyes!

  13. Susan in SF

    Hope her half day back went okay. Worrying…. And sending lots of good wishes too!

  14. Crisanne

    What Brigitte said! Hope her half day went well and you were able to relax just a tiny bit while she was gone.

  15. Aimee

    I hope Chickadee’s half-day back went well. As for the Vagina Monologues, I think it’s pretty amazing that you’re still doing it, and I just wish I could be there to see it.

  16. Sherri

    I hope her first day back went well.

  17. Katherine

    Hope today went well for Chickie! And that her friends are teachers welcomed her back warmly. Hope you’ll update us tomorrow.

  18. Katherine

    Friends AND teachers. Stupid autocorrect.

  19. Tiffany

    Totally understand the harder than kinder drop off. I did it for my 12 yr old the end of january after she had been out for 2 months and I had to place in the middle schools hands her safety and care…needless to say I was pretty sick to my stomach with worry ,but they seem to have her taken care of……
    Hope it all continues improving!

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