She Needed Me

posted by Momo Fali on April 14, 2011

Yesterday my daughter performed in her school musical.  There were three performances at 10am, 1pm and 7pm.  I attended all three.

She didn’t have a lot of lines and she didn’t sing any solos, but she was in full costume and makeup, on a stage, in front of an audience and she was having a really bad day in the scheme of all things sixth grade.  I wanted to be there to applaud her.

After last night’s performance she asked, “Mom, you do realize that you sat through three hours of the same play just to watch me say a total of 27 lines, right?”

I replied, “Yes, I know.”  Then I asked,  “Didn’t you want me to be there?”

And, as well as any twelve year old can say that they are thankful for their mom, she smiled and replied, “Yeah.  I guess.”


  • Melisa

    Don’t let her fool you. She was thrilled that you were there.

    And she’ll do the same for her children, because you set a great example. 🙂

  • Leah @ Beyer Beware

    She will remember you were there for all three for the rest of her life. She will do the same thing for her kids someday. Awesome day.

  • amy

    U r a great mom. Xo

  • Diane Tarantini

    Good mommy. sit. Stay.

  • Tara R.

    That she was aware you were there, for each performance, will be what she remembers… your support and encouragement.

    They will always be our babies, and they will always need their mommies.

  • Tela

    Awww…. love this. Way to go, mom.

  • Nicole

    I think that 6th grade was probably the most emotional year of my life… and I’m sure my mother can attest to that, and tell you how hard it was to watch me go through the dramatics of becoming a woman. It was the first time I burst into tears and had no idea why I was crying lol… awful, just awful.

  • meleah rebeccah

    She LOVED that you sat through all three – even though she will NEVER admit to that!

  • themomsmith

    Love, love, love this…and I agree with the others…your daughter did too. 🙂

  • Heather

    You have no idea what an awesome thing you did by just being there. YOU ROCK, Momo!

  • UP

    When she’s fighting to remember you, she’ll remember that you WERE there and be glad.


  • lceel

    Now THAT’S what is all about.

    • lceel

      IT’S all about. Sheesh. You’d think I could type by now.

  • Patty

    Such a sweet post! Of course it meant the world to her that you were there. My mom did the same for our Christmas plays, she went every night! 🙂

  • Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing]

    Mom of the Year right there.

  • always home and uncool

    In our house, that would be considered an exuberant expression of love and appreciation.

  • Oscar

    And you’d have been there for 1 line….

  • Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said a few times here, and I think Oscar may have said it best: You’d have been there for 1 line.

    You are awesome.

  • weaselmomma

    It’s a good thing that as Mom’s we learn the language of tween/teen and can translate their words into English.

  • AlisonH

    She noticed! She appreciated! That means she’ll remember and go and do likewise to her own someday. Well done, both of you!

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