Today, Cal's kindergarten class performed a play based on the story of Anansi and the Moss-Covered Rock. (Cal was a moss-covered rock.) I was blown away by what I saw and experienced: the confidence and stage presence, their ability to work together and support each other, to stay in character, enunciate, have good volume, make eye contact. They all had their lines down pat. Just the act of putting themselves out there is such an achievement in itself. It always is.