My daughter is nothing like me. For a start she can sing, I mean really sing, in a voice that is clear and true and that won her first prize in a talent competition at her junior school a couple of years ago. My voice on the other hand defies description (and not in a good way!) She also is brave enough to stand on a stage a sing solo in front of a large crowd and not just that, but put in an animated, confident performance rather than just standing there. The mere thought of being up on a stage brings me out in a cold sweat!
I have been thinking of her all day today because this morning she was singing solo in front of her whole school house in an assembly and tonight she's back on stage with a group of friends performing a selection of songs from musicals and films. Last thursday she was singing solo in her school talent showcase and between now and Christmas she is on and off stage for various recitals and concerts.
I am so proud of her and I know she'll be mortified but I can't resist sharing a clip of her from when she was little - she's always loved to sing!
Of course now she's a teenager she will make me pay dearly for publishing this clip. It's worth it though!