For the past several weeks TinyTuna has been rehearsing an extra 45 minutes prior to the regular 2-hour rehearsal for the children's touring choir. She is one of eight singers who will be going out into the community next month to fa-la-la herself into a merry little tizzy. Among her gigs are a couple of stints at the local snooty clothing store downtown .
As I picked her up from rehearsal tonight, we went through the usual questions of how was rehearsal? and what did you sing? She was listing off this song and that song. Although she was a bit fuzzy on details, when I asked her about the elite eight rehearsal she said they were practicing "the pretty songs" out of the little book.
Having sung WAY too many of these gigs myself over the years, I tried to sound encouraging. "It sounds like you'll have a lot of fun," I said as cheerfully as I could.
"Right," she said dryly. "We'll be standing in a corner, singing for $30 socks."