I was lucky enough to attend a Christmas play last night that AH was participating in. The play wasn’t so much a play as each class performing little songs they had been working on, which isn’t at all surprising. The adorable factor was incredibly high.
It got me wondering why we do these programs, though. From the looks on many of the faces there, no one really had a desire to be there other than to see one or two particular kids stand on the stage. The kids clearly had a great time, but they’re kids and that’s what they do. It wasn’t an outreach program for the church/school since nearly all attendees were congregants (or related). So what’s the point?
I had a great time and think it’s a great thing to do. I just don’t see why the collective we do this beyond the standard “we do this every year” thing.