This afternoon I went to the awards ceremony for the first nine weeks of school at Jessica's school. Jessica's been dreading this for days, fearing that she would have to get up on stage to receive her certificate.
Well, she did get an award--she made the A/B Honor Roll for having all S's or E's on her first report card--but Mrs. Elrod walked up with her, and she didn't have to go up on an actual stage (though she did have to stand in the front of the cafeteria with all the other kids who made the honor roll).
She was nervous, but she survived. I was nervous too. I also survived.