A Little Les Miserables (Ms. P sings)
We have two more days in balmy Birmingham, before we fly off to the frozen tundra. One of the hilights of the three weeks for the children has been driving around Birmingham listening to Nini’s Les Miserables soundtrack. They now spend quite a bit of time analyzing the plot and talking about which character they will be when they perform Les Miserables themselves. Initially, there was some talk about Charlie playing the role of Gavroshe, since Gavroshe is a small boy. This suggestion resulted in tears and Charlie positively insisting that Miss P should play the part, because Gavroshe dies, and Charlie doesn’t want to die. Upon learning that the characters in a play do not really die, they just pretend to die, Charlie reconsidered. But decided to take the role of Marius, just in case. This made everybody happy, until Miss P decided she would rather star as Jean Val Jean (or Jean Boo Jean as she call him). This decision caused Charlie a lot of angst, because he is not sure Miss P can carry him (as Marius) up out of the sewer on her back.
Needless to say, we’ve all got Les Miserables stuck in our heads. I overheard Elisabeth skipping around happily singing, “What have I done? Sweet Jesus, what have I done?”
And without further ado, I present Miss P, as Gavroshe (click on the picture to watch the video):