Well, I survived yesterday. As I suspected, it was terribly busy and I didn't get a break all day. I was a bit late in, nearer to eight than seven thirty but it was straight into preparation, the the children arrived, I took assembly so we could practise songs, then I was on playground duty. Over lunchtime I had a meeting and a rehearsal and then the afternoon was our first full rehearsal followed by an extended playtime and guess who was on duty. Yup! Me.
Mind you, I am reminded that if a thing is worthwhile it is worth working for. I was amazed at how good the first full rehearsal was. Very few glitches, everyone did their dance (we allow a 'walk through' for the first full rehearsal if the dance isn't quite ready) and now I am worrying that it is peaking too soon. The weakest point was the singing so we have to blitz that over the next week.
I've been really nagging my littlies about listening to the music in our dance. In the dance practice they were much more confident and, as often happens, started anticipating the next bit too soon, so we worked intensively at that and it worked. They were SO proud of themselves afterwards. And so was I.
And I slept like a log.