Sunday, October 5, 2008

How to Act

Each week, Boo needs to bring a notebook to Acting Class. If you know Boo, you know this is not a problem as he rarely goes anywhere without a notebook and several writing instruments. Most of the pages are filled with the rules of acting class ... but as I read through them, they seem to be apropos for how one should act in life. Here's what he's written [with my translations of spelling in brackets, when needed]:

Rule Number 1
No hitting. If you hit some body, oh my oh no time out.

Rule Number 2
Pozitiv Voice.

Rule Number 3
Use Nice Manners.

Rule Number 4
Sing Proldy [proudly]

Rule Number 5
Be nice.

Rule Number 6
Lisinn to Ms. Missy [the director]

Rule Number 7
Always pay atention.

Rule Number 8
Also Lisenn to Kody [the assistant director]

Rule Number 9
Follow drektions.

Rule Number 10
If you don't have any money to by a snack, oh well. [They get a break during each class to purchase a snack or eat one that is brought from home.]

Rule Number 11
No screming.

Rule Number 12
Be safe.

(Underneath this is a drawing of a marquee advertising "Broadway Junier Eleksion")

Rule Number 13
Wait for Pepole to use the bathroom.

Rule Number 14
No LOW VOICES

Rule Number 15
When somebody has no space, give em some space. [Underneath this is a drawing of "George Cloney" ... I'm not quite sure why ...]

Rule Number 16
Share.

Rule Number 17
No Humming.

Rule Number 18
Have 5 sents to be a natten. [Your guess is as good as mine with this one ...]

Rule Number 19
Be plote. [Be polite.]

Rule Number 20
Don't panic.

Rule Number 21
Every November, for a play comes.

Rule Number 22
Lisinenn carefully.

Rule Number 23
Treat Yourself how you want to be treated. [I'm not quite sure of the wording on this one ...:]

Rule Number 24
Don't Be All Alone.

Rule Number 25
Get the anger to yourself.

Rule Number 26
No stomping.

Rule Number 27
Quiet when Ms. Missy said so.

Rule Number 28
Be good.

Rule Number 29
Keep up.

Rule Number 30
Repete your line.

Rule Number 31
No anger.

Rule Number 32
No hurtful words.

Rule Number 33
No lieing.

Rule Number 34
Say helpful words.

Rule Number 35
No name calling.

Rule Number 36
No makeing fun.

Rule Number 37
Remember your line.

Rule Number 38
No hoping. [Methinks this should be "no hopping."]

Rule Number 39
No skipping.

Rule Number 40
Inside Voices.

Rule Number 41
Be happy.

Rule Number 42
Tell Kody the truth.

Rule Number 43
Get a scruft. [Got me ... I dunno. Maybe a "script"? Several actors seemed to have forgotten theirs yesterday.]

Rule Number 44
No toys.

Rule Number 45
Don't tell peeple what to do.

Rule Number 46
No soft voice.

Rule Number 47
Make shure you learn.

Rule Number 48
Have fun.

2 comments:

gail elle said...

That kid is going places, he's got the key to the world in that notebook. :)

Mean Mommy said...

I'm thinking I need to follow Boo's example and carry my own notebook with some of his rules!