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So, what IS the correct response to finding out that your ds is Mary in the school nativity?

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LadyMuck · 13/10/2008 19:30

Should you be:
a) proud that his acting talent has been noticed?
b) philosophical, as someone's ds has to play Mary if a boys school puts on a nativity?
c) writing a letter to the Head explaining that your family are now Jehovahs Witnesses?
d) other?!

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Blandmum · 13/10/2008 19:31

FFS don't tell Smartiejacktheripper!!!!

IotasCat · 13/10/2008 19:32

it's a Shakespearean tradition

nickytwoooohtimes · 13/10/2008 19:32

Never thought about what they did at boys' schools before.

Beetroot · 13/10/2008 19:32

you ds is Mary?


Saturn74 · 13/10/2008 19:34

does he suit blue?
if so, wallow in the pride associated with lead roles.

bleurgh · 13/10/2008 19:34

Show him a panto dame and tell him that's how to do it..

DS1 currently a girl in a school play and overacting like fury

ChippyMinton · 13/10/2008 19:34

Move him to a co-ed establishment PDQ?

differentWitch · 13/10/2008 19:35

tell him Mary had the hardest job of all- putting up with Joseph on the journey to Bethlehem.
It could be the start of a great school career in "character" parts.

Carmenere · 13/10/2008 19:35

Obviously to ds - Oh that is WONDERFUL darling, lucky you to get the lead role, it is because you are such a good actor.

RhinestoneCowghoul · 13/10/2008 19:37

I went to an all girls secondary school, I was always a man in school plays (tall...)

Mary - it's still the lead

Saturn74 · 13/10/2008 19:37

Will he be installing a sat nav on the donkey?

Grumpalina · 13/10/2008 19:55

The only option was offering a box of Kleenex in my case when DS1 was given the part of an angel in his school nativity. He's at an all boys also. There really is no good way to get over the fact he will be wearing a dress in front of his peers. (Thankfully at the 11th hour he got to be a 'Hip Wise Man' but up until that point I thought it was going to ruin the whole of Christmas and unlike Mary it wasn't even a lead role)

dilbertina · 13/10/2008 19:58

I always had to be Jesus at primary school cos I was the only one not to take the piss (was a bit nervous of teacher). Used to love turning over the tables of the money changers....

Blu · 13/10/2008 20:02

Goodness - they are rehearsing from mid-October?? Christmas gets earlier and earlier - is it an Academy sponsored by Sainsbury's?

Hulababy · 13/10/2008 20:15

Hmmm...not sure. He obviously has a good talent for actng to be given the part. Is he ok with playing a girl?

DD is at an all girl's school, so many are playing boy parts - Joseph, Kings, etc. Doesn't see as unusual somehow though.

Oh, and at DD's school the parts have all been announced, but rehearsals not starting until after half term.

LadyMuck · 13/10/2008 20:16

Hmmm, I think that the Angels got to do a dance a couple of years back. Mary might well have been the easier part.

Not sure that the pantomime dame would go down that well, but the Shakespearean aspect sounds promising. Should one start saving for the counselling sessions now, or is it better to steer him towards other character building achievements which will mark out his personal statement when he eventually applies to university?

I wonder if anyone has carried out research into the later lives of 5 yo boys who are forced to wear a blue dress and ride on a donkey? It would be useful to know whetehr statistically they are more likely to the stage as a career or whether they are doomed to end up as a social outcast.

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