Friday, April 18, 2008
Mr. Doke ROCKS!
The teenager is off on a 5 day trip to Washington D.C. with the high school orchestra. I am so happy for her to be able to have this great opportunity. While there, they will visit the White House, capital, Smithsonian Museum, Jamestown settlement, enjoy a teen night improv dinner theater, a day at Busch Gardens with a festival performance, and lots of time bonding on the long long bus ride with fellow students. As some of you know, Sami has a boyfriend who is also in orchestra and along on the trip. Let's just say, I was nervous. Great kids, but lets just say I lost more than a little sleep.....Until, we had our manditory student/parent meeting the night before they left for their trip. First of all, the principal was going along as a chaperone and he himself is a force to be reckoned with. Well, then Mr. Doke, the orchestra teacher extrodinare made his speech with a fantastic conclusion. He calls out "Samantha and Daniel, raise your hands!.....All the way.....higher" then looks at all of the chaperones going and states "they're the ones, the couple." Now I do have to say I felt a little bit bad for them being singled out in front of everyone, but I can sleep at night now! Thank you Mr. Doke for being an amazing teacher and for helping parents sleep better at night. You Rock!