I had a flashback last night at the Community Christmas Concert. There were several young (4-6 year old) soloists. They were so cute. And it took me back...
We were at a Country Church when I was probably 3 or 4. (I don't think it was Christmas, but it might have been.) Anyway, my Uncle David was announcing the performers. I had evidently been volunteered to sing a solo of "Jesus Loves Me." Uncle David said, "And next we will hear a solo from Mrs. E (of course, at 3 or 4 I wasn't known by that!)."
I remember having a freak out moment because the only song going though my head at that moment was "Mary Had A Little Lamb," and I knew that wasn't appropriate for church.
Everyone was waiting and waiting, and I was shaking my head nooooo! Every note of "Jesus Loves Me" was replaced in my head by Mary and her darn lamb.
Bless Uncle David's heart. He said, "Well, I guess we won't be hearing a solo from Mrs. E..."
And that pretty much ended my solo career.