Those are two words that no parent wants to see when parts are being given out for the Christmas Play.
You want to see Mary, Joseph, a Wise man or woman, King or even the donkey – but a non-speaking part? No!
This is what happens when children do not listen to parents. I told my daughter to sing out loud during music lesson so the teacher would hear her voice and select her for a choice part. I even said she should break into song and dance, ‘Let it Go’ would work just fine. But nooooooooooo she had to be miss-know-it-all and even dare to suggest that I was being silly. And now we have it! A NON-SPEAKING PART.
I suppose I am still expected to go along and clap like she had the part of Mary. Such is life!