Rabbi Raffi Bilek
Your Kid’s End-of-Year Recital
Here’s another post from me on Kveller.com which I wrote after reflecting on my kindergartener’s brilliantly produced end-of-year production. Writing this was a reminder to me as much as to any of my readers what we’re doing when we do this whole parenting thing. Hope it resonates with you too!
This week I attended my 6-year-old daughter’s end-of-the-year kindergarten presentation. Her class was up on stage for maybe 12 minutes. They sang some very elementary songs (no pun intended) and each child had about a two-line speaking part. “Hamilton,” it was not. It was not even a satisfying display of the skills and knowledge I am paying through the nose for my daughter to learn there. Nonetheless, I feel I got a great deal of value in her having put on this presentation, and in my having attended it . . .