So, for Brian's birthday, I took him to see the musical, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth, NH.
Before the show, a woman walked around asking if anyone wanted to volunteer to be a part of the spelling bee in the show. Of course when Brian was asked, he enthusiastically agreed to be put on the list. Lo and behold, 2 minutes into the play, he was called up to the stage! We thought that if he was called, he might spell a word or two, then go back to his seat. No, he was on stage for half of the show, literally until intermission! He was actually doing so well in the spelling bee, that they had to keep on calling him up to give him harder words so that he would get one wrong. They finally got him with some ridiculous word meaning "the fear of walking backwards into a doorknob". It was such a fun night(despite me sitting alone for an hour!) and I was quite proud of my super-speller!
(If teaching doesn't work out, there's always Broadway, my love...)