Updated: May 5, 2021
Written By Kelly Silver
Yesterday was the first day I felt like we were settling into a routine. We did manage to find the outside playground. It was a little wet. We were there for all of 10 minutes playing before I heard screaming coming from Eliana, there was blood on her face. Thank goodness it wasn’t as bad as it looked. A little graze on her chin and cut from her tooth on her lip. Never a dull moment.
Olivia was fitted with her wig yesterday too. The first part of transforming to Young Fiona. Eliana wants to be in the show so much. She’s been pin curling her hair and jumping around in the dwarf costume. It’s definitely a little challenging making sure she feels as much part of this and Olivia is really not helpful fighting with her because she keeps taking her stuff. I can’t be too mad at Olivia. It would annoy me too, but she does have to make Eliana feel as good as she can.
Today was the first day of tech. I’m so very tired. 24/7 with the kids, being mom, teacher, chaperone, child wrangler and no “me” time is definitely harder than I thought it would be. My brain feels exhausted. Mainly from tearing them apart I think. My night gigs and time they’re usually in school are really good breaks.
We arrived at the theater at 12pm. Olivia got into costume and we went to the front of house. Olivia is in the first scene. That was over pretty quickly. We spend the entire day waiting for her next scene, which is scene 6. It’s now 9pm and she still hasn’t gone on again. I gave them the day off homeschooling so they could watch. I thought they could do with day out of the dressing room. We came back to the dressing room for a little break and now they’re fighting again, so I’m blocking them out and writing.