Friday, November 12, 2010

Mommy Daughter Night

Wow! I wish I would have thought of this during law school.  Tonight I took my daughter to a high school play and we had a fabulous time.  We saw 12 Angry Jurors (I think I chronicled this as a MUST see for a legal movie in a past blog entry).  What was wonderful about this is a) it was cheap and good entertainment.  That's right, for 10.00 total, we were entertained for 2 hours and pulled into a wonderful story.  b) We supported the local high school by purchasing the tickets and watching high school students do something they were talented and passionate about.

Even better, this was a wonderful teaching moment for my daughter.  More so because of the subject matter of the play.  This play was set in the jury room, after jurors have been sent to deliberate whether a young man of 19 was tried for killing his father.  The play cleverly centers around "reasonable doubt" and what it means.  This opened a wonderful conversation between my daughter and I about jury duty, why it is important, how it works.  I was able to point out to her what would really happen and what would not happen in a jury room.

And even better, we now have a list of upcoming shows at the high school.  We decided to go back for a showing of Hairspray in January.... at 5.00 a ticket, and a talented bunch of kids, it provided a wonderful night for both of us!  A win-win!!!!


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  2. Great idea! I think it will be essential for me to set aside an entire day to do some quality activities with my daughter. I want her to know that hard work is essential and although it may seem to consume most of our time, there are always little rewards to look forward to.

  3. I love high school plays--great quality, pure enthusiasm of the actors, and, as you said, perfect price!

    One of my high school English teachers was gone for a significant amount of time when he was selected for jury duty for a murder trial. When he got back, the first item on his agenda was to have us watch "12 Angry Men" in class. :)