Just about 9 months ago we got your baby brother an agent for print work and he has been going on auditions every now and then. About 3 months ago you came to me as said, “Mom, I think it is about time I started earning some money. Do you think I can go on auditions too?” I said yes, but was surprised that you had asked. You see, your are not exactly an extrovert. You aren’t shy, but definitely not a typical actor-type kid. Last week you had your very first audition. You had to go in a room with a man and a teen girl and pretend they were your family, jump out at them and scare them. As soon as you realized I could not got with you, your giant eyes welled up with tears of terror. In a pinch, I tried to distract you by showing you pictures on my phone. Luckily, one of your little brother covered in sand had you cracking up. I gave you my phone so if you got scared you could look at it for support to make you smile. You put the phone in your pocket. As I peeked through the glass door you were fine at first for about a minute. Then you looked panicked and put you hand to your face as your eyes filled with tears. Right as I was about to bust in and “rescue you” you put one finger up to the director, pulled out my phone, found the picture, smiled, wiped away your tears then scared the family on cue. You came out and told me it was scary, but the picture saved you. Today you had a callback for that same part. We printed out the picture, and you put it in your pocket and you sailed through this audition with no tears. I don’t know if you will get the part, and I couldn’t care less, but being able to watch you cope in a way I don’t think I ever could was priceless.