I am going into meltdown. Ditz is just completely doing my head in. She simply can not be calm & sensible & her theatrics are wearing me thin.
Now on Saturday at rehearsals the bad news arrived. Ditz was given a list of things essential for Sunday's performance. We have to buy a new bra. None of the ones she owns is suitable. She needs a flesh coloured one because of the lights ~ which means we have to buy a proper bra & not a sports bra ~ which means more expense. Believe me this will be an exercise in who melts down first; Ditz because she has to be fitted & she is intensly modest, or her mother, who has to deal with a traumatized child. I am not looking forward to this one.
It gets worse. The next thing on the list is make~up. I can hear all the cogs whirring as you wonder what is the problem with this woman?! No~one in this house wears make~up! No~one in this house has ever worn make~up. No~one knows the first thing about buying it or applying it. We are all highly allergic so just never dealt with the whole make~up thing. Ditz can't even do face paint & she loves face paint. Drama, drama, drama! Foundation, blush (what is blush? sounds dangerous), mascara & lip gloss. Lip gloss we have. I have limited opportunities to buy this stuff. I have Ditz ~ & believe me she will turn this simple exercise into a full blown circus.
Ditz is also going into meltdown because no~one is coming to watch her do her thing. Both sets of grandparents will be away. I refuse point blank to payA$80~ for a seatless ticket outdoors with no food provided. I have had 2 people offer to buy me a ticket this week. I told them to put the money towards Europe for next year. It is a better way to spend $80~ However, because I am not going the logistics of drop off & pick up become a nightmare that I just don't want to know about. Sound check is at 10am & I have to find this place ~ which means I leave the island before 8am. What a way to spend Mother's Day! I shall be so jolly glad when this concert is over.
I do need to add though Ditz's redemption: after 3 hours of non~stop rehearsal the natives were getting pretty restless. They stopped listening to directives; they began chaffing at the bit; the noise levels increased (hard to work over the top of); their attention became non~existant ~ & these are children attending the best schools in the city. Ditz & one other boy were the exception to this sad refrain & Alison began singing the praises of homeschool which had produced a child still able to focus after 3 hours of intense, non~stop work, still able to be quiet & attentive, still cheerful & prepared to keep working to get it right. This is my very ADD, ditzy Ditz! Way to go Ditz!