Have you heard the harrowing tale of “Little Rabbit Foo Foo”? It’s all about a very naughty little bunny who goes about scooping up creatures and bopping them on the head. Unfortunately for Little Rabbit Foo Foo, there’s a Good Fairy watching this whole business, and she is not amused. The Fairy gives him three chances to change his bad behavior with the threat that, if he does not make major personality adjustments, she will turn him into a goon. Well, Ihave to tell you, the worst happens. Foo Foo keeps bopping, expends his three chances, and is turned forever more (or is there a sequel?) into a goon.
As an art and music school, Liev’s Pre-K did not just do your average graduation bit. Instead they put on a show, complete with a score written by their wonderful music teacher. The kids made their costumes themselves out of poster board, up-cycled bits, and lots of artistic expression. My fave? The wiggly worm.
The day they were set to perform it was incredibly hot here in NYC, and the power went out in the entire block around the school. At first they were going to cancel the show. Not wanting to let that happen, we all pitched in to get “Foo Foo” ready in a new location with natural light. The show must go on after all, and so it did.
Performing the title role in his Pre-K’s rendition of the story of Foo Foo was Liev, who enjoyed each moment of his acting- the hopping, the scooping, the bopping, and the not learning a lesson and repeating his past actions. Total Ham. In fact all the kids hammed it up and looked as though they were having the time of their lives.
Thank you to Amanda and Millie, to Kute and Meredith, to Sabine and Richard, and too all Liev’s school friends who made this year feel like a party. There’s not a single goon among you.