Middle Child has returned from her trip to see Les Miserables proclaiming the show her very favorite ever. I don't see any reason to point out to her that it is the only professional theatrical production she has ever seen. Plenty of people who have seen other shows claim that one, and one of these days she will likely have another opportunity to expand her experience further. In the meantime, I'm just impressed that she who (prior to last weekend) had limited her musical tastes to the likes of HSM and Radio Disney is beginning to branch out a bit. Between the music introduced in her band classes at school, her parents' sometimes exotic musical tastes, and the varieties of music played at church there is hope for her to develop her own preferences beyond those of the general middle school population.
Update: Bowling Ball Head has progressed to a full-blown bacterial infection. So we add the extended course of antibiotics which will clear up the infection, but will disagree with one's delicate digestive flora and fauna. Hello, yogurt and probiotics! Flunked labs resulted in the wee hope of a lab error, but a referral from one specialist to another. Bad body. Behave already!