In the school that the boys attend the talent show is a pretty big deal. Last year Isaac was in it for the first time, and he loved it. This year when the time came to sign up he wanted to play more music from his Legend of Zelda video games on the piano, so we were more than happy to oblige him. But his teacher also wanted them to sing a song as a class, and so did Jonathan’s teacher. That meant that for the duration of the show Karen and I would be sitting with just the babies. No small feat, but undeniably easier than having Jonathan on my lap at the same time.
They went in order of grades, so Jonathan’s kindergarten class went first. They sang a rousing rendition of Down by the Bay, complete with visual aids. Then some first graders did some stuff, and then Isaac’s class sang This Little Light of Mine, complete with little flashlights to “let shine.”
After another couple of acts Isaac took his turn at the piano. He played the Clocktown theme from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
He played it perfectly (of course). The crowd was so moved there were cell phones in the air. And at the end he took a nice deep bow, to the sound of thunderous applause that threatened to send the roof crashing down on top of everyone.
I’m expecting a call next week finalizing the record deal.
But something odd happened. All those acts from last year in which girls danced along to Hannah Montana songs weren’t there. I was stunned, because there were at least ten of these routines last year. But there were a lot more acts this year, so I suppose they found other things to do. In all it was a great evening out with everybody, and when we left (which was a bit before the end) Isaac and Jonathan didn’t want to go. They’re already making plans for next year.