A portrait of my children once a week every week in 2014Mylo: last week we came to your Matariki performance and boil-up dinner at daycare. You had been practicing so hard for your part as Mt Nguaruhoe in Battle of the Mountains. As coy as you looked standing up there, you were confident enough in yourself to don your costume and hat and play your part with the other children. It was a joy to see you do as some other children got stage fright and wouldn't take part in the actual performance no matter how hard their parents and the teachers tried to encourage them.
Here you are singing and doing the poi with your friends. This will be our last Matariki and boil-up at daycare, but we shan't think too much about that just now.