On Friday, the fifth graders at Noah's school presented a living "wax museum," where everybody dressed up as a historical figure and gave a brief biography report on their life when "activated" by a visitor.
For long-time readers and Noah-understanders, let me preface that this assignment involved all of the following:
1) Wearing a costume
2) That included a hat
3) Actually pretending to actually be another person
4) Who could not be George Washington (because he already did a biography report on him last year and needed to branch out)
5) Reading/reciting lines in front of strangers
6) While in a large, loud, echo-y cafeteria while well over a hundred students were also doing the same thing for a huge crowd of family and friends.
OBVIOUSLY, Noah went with Alexander Hamilton. (Two kids over in his row was a King George III whom he gamely and playfully referred to as "Mine Sworn Enemy" and challenged to a duel.) He tried very hard to memorize his speech but ultimately his nerves got the better of him so he was allowed to read it. He was also offered his noise-cancelling earmuffs but opted not to compromise the integrity of his costume. Although he did include his Marty McFly watch because of something something time travel this means I'm still Noah coping mechanism.
Could I be prouder of this kid?
I could not be prouder of this kid.