Wednesday, December 1, 2010

A Past Life Perhaps

One of the first mime “skits” that Marian had the kids create at a middle school workshop was a 7-second chore or something they do on a regular basis. Because of past experiences, Marian ticked off on her fingers the things the kids may NOT PERFORM: “You may not show me playing video games.” [kids groaned] “You may not show me playing computer games.” [more groans] “You may not show me watching T.V.” [“aww”] “You may not show me doing nothing or sleeping. And because someone once tried this, I must add—
You may not show me going to the bathroom.” [Kids laugh] Now making eye contact, Marian adds for emphasis, “So if you don’t go skydiving on a regular basis, don’t do it. If you don’t drive the car, don’t do that either. Got it?” They always get it, in theory...
The last kid up mimed an allosaurus.

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