Thankfully, Halloween has rescued Abby from her post-show depression. Now we just have to manage the sugar crash.
Abby seems to have found her extra-curricular calling. Over the years, she has made an unfortunate habit of quitting the things she signs up for; her enthusiasm for soccer and dance lasted exactly one session each — faltering immediately after the semester payments had been made. She still had to attend practices and rehearsals, but we were all miserable.
Acting seems to be a match. She loved being onstage; worked hard to learn her songs and her lines; thrived on being part of a community effort. This was a big self-esteem boost for her, and she made some great new friends.
The final crazy week of daily rehearsals and frazzled nerves notwithstanding, I’m sorry it’s over.