Joka and Tatty are both in drama. Joka has been in a year longer and is more outgoing. Tatty is more reserved and hasn't quite found her niche yet. Both girls went to Regional Drama Competition. Tatty has worked really hard on her pantomime so she could qualify to go to State Competition. Acting comes more natural for Joka.
Joka qualified for State Competition, but Tatty didn't. What is a mother to do and say? I'm excited for Joka, but also want to comfort Tatty. These are the times that try a mothers soul...
The REST of the story: After Regional Competition, both girls went directly to their older sisters house to spend the night. By the time I saw my girls the next day, Joka was excited to have qualified for State and Tatty had reconciled herself to what had happened. She realized that this was her first time competing and that next year she could do better. Besides, State competition is the same time as our church youth conference at Bear Lake. She is excited to go to Bear Lake.
I guess a Mothers comfort isn't that important after all...
Pictures are courtesy of Joka and Tatty