My children continuously amaze me.
The girl, who is a nervous creature at the best of times, is singing at the O2 Arena next week as part of Young Voices, the largest children’s choir ever (or something). In the midst of preparations for that, and in an already quite heightened state of anxiety, she announced today that at school tomorrow she will be auditioning for a speaking part in the next school production.
Here she is, learning a few lines from a book she has chosen to speak at audition. Oh, and the boy in the background? He was just reading The Iron Man – he polished it off in about an hour. Not bad for a seven year old.