Wednesday, March 3, 2010
a little boasting never hurts
My older boys are way into Speech this year. Now, for those of you who never experienced Speech, like me until this year, it's a whole new world. I went to my first speech meet a couple months ago. Many of the area schools take turns hosting them on the weekends. There are many events like entertainment, poetry, and informative. It's a new lingo to learn too...Josh was coming home talking about his OID and his HI. Zack talking about his Duet and his OID. I soon learned that an HI is a humorous interpretation of prose literature...I guess HI is much easier to say. An OID is oral interpretation of drama. So, back to my first Speech meet....it was interesting. Each event takes place in a classroom. Many kids are double or even triple entered...so they perform in one classroom and hurry off to another classroom for their next event. I have never seen so many kids dressed so professionally...ties and even suits for the boys and skirts and blazers for the girls...they all look so nice. They had many speech meets before the district meet, which was last weekend. My boys are both in OIDs. Zack is in one about Amelia Earhart and Josh is in one about the Hardy Boys solving the murder of theater. Zack's is serious..a drama, and Josh's is funny. They both took their OID's to districts and they are both going on to the State competition! The first four OID's in districts move on to State. Josh's came in 3rd and Zack's in 4th. Then Zack is also in a Duet with another boy...Eric. It's very moving and they both are so good in it. It's about racism. They came in 1st in districts! A very exciting thing! So, they will be taking it to State! I was never really involved in school at all. So, the fact that they are both so involved just really tickles me. I love to watch them and am just so proud of both of them.