Tuesday, May 3, 2011

WHO’S YOUR STAGE DADDY?





I think most—if not all—parents are stage ones. Who wouldn’t want their kids to win in a contest or appear on TV or in a print ad, right?

I was watching “Rated K” last night and they had a feature on little stars. One was a dancer, another was a singer, and the other was an actress. The parent in me automatically went, oh my daughter is so much better than all those three—combined.

I am not ashamed to admit that I want Sadako to be a star baby, and eventually a child star. I’m too busy with work now, but one of these days I will find the time to be a dedicated stage parent.

I am actually jealous of those hardcore stage moms and dads who get to accompany their kids to photo shoots (for their portfolio and set cards), bring their little ones to VTR shoots, and brave the heat and long lines during auditions.

One of these days I will be one of them.

And why not when I strongly believe in Sadako’s potentials.

At one year old, she knows how to smile and make these faces when I point the digicam at her, follow instructions, and even sing.


One of her favorite songs is “Loving You.” Honeybun and I sing the lalalalala part until the dubidubidudu, and when we point at Sadako, she sings the piping part.

It’s getting a little old though. It’s time to teach her a new song. I’m torn between Bjork’s “It’s Oh So Quiet” and Beyonce’s “Get Me Bodied.”

And since we’re on the topic of singers, Honeybun and I (well, more on just me, actually) seriously considered naming Sadako Brandonica, in homage to Brandy Norwood and Monica Arnold. Sadako obviously won. Well, Sadako would make a unique and interesting name for a star, right?

In the meantime, I’m compiling songs she can sing, oratorical pieces she can recite, and hits she can dance to (and learning the steps, of course). After all, it won’t be long before we’d need them; she’s about to master walking and talking already.

Can’t wait to quit my job to be a full-time stage dad.