When I said last month that The Boy Child had joined a school where I hoped he could shine, I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.The week before half-term, I arrived at school for a ‘parents welcome’ assembly to discover that yes, The Boy Child was indeed singing.
But what he forgot to mention was that he would be singing a solo.
And singing a solo brilliantly.
I had the good sense to record the proceedings, with permission, and now laugh when watch the playback and see the camera shake towards the end. That would be when I was doing my upmost not to cry.
When I saw The Boy Child later, I asked him why he hadn’t told us about the solo, and he replied, “I wanted it to be a surprise”.
And it was. Of the very best kind!