Bam bounces out of school full of enthusiasm and excitement (yes, even more than usual!). The reason for his enthusiasm? He’s going to enter the school talent contest.
‘I need you to print off some jokes from the internet, I’m going to perform a comedy act’
Eek, it’s really hard to make people laugh, a little knot appears in my stomach but I muster up lots of encouragement and put my own fears to one side.
Hubby prints off some truly corny jokes – you know the ones that make you groan ‘What did the duvet say to the bed? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Did that make you groan?
Bam sets to work planning his script for the auditions. He works really, really hard. Night after night he sits in his bed planning and writing.
The day of the auditions arrives. I’m in awe of his confidence, there is no doubt in his mind that he has this nailed.
I’m working all day on the day of the auditions, so I ask him to text me from Mum’s phone as she is collecting him from school. School kicking out time arrives and I eagerly await the text. My phone rings…..he’s done it!!! He’s got through. 12 people out of 200 were chosen….he’s as high as a kite. So he should be, what an amazing achievement.
More nights of writing and rehearsing ahead to prepare himself for the finals. I’m oozing with pride, having the confidence to get up and perform in front of his peers is amazing.
He didn’t win in the finals but that didn’t matter. People voted for him – my confident, bubbly and funny Bam. You always make me smile young man, seems that you have the talent to make other people smile too. Next stop Britain’s Got Talent!