Public speaking

WCK goes to Catholic school, and this week she’s reading a little prayer at the first-grade mass. Jay and I are very proud that she volunteered for this; her teacher has been trying to get her to do it for months, but WCK has always declined because she was “too nervous.” For some reason, she changed her mind and decided she was fine with it. Today we practiced her prayer, and I asked her if she felt nervous. Her answer was very matter-of-fact:

“I’m just reading in front of teachers and parents and kids,” she said. “It’s not like I’m reading in front of vampires and witches who will eat me if I mess up.”

I’m going to have to remember that if I ever have to speak in public.