My daughter was, of course, great! She played flute, piccolo, guitar and even sang and danced. Well, not danced, but she did sing a short solo. Who knew? I didn't know she could sing.... That's why parents need to go to concerts - to find out what they didn't know about their kids.
At the tea the high school had for volunteers, the zero hour choir (before school) sang for us. One of the other mom's daughter played the piano while singing (which she repeated at last night's concert), and the mom was totally surprised, she looked at me and said, "I didn't know my daughter could play the piano."
My daughter also got a band award, which is given to a senior every year. I'm not sure what the award is because the certificate was printed incorrectly, but it's a national award. That was a surprise too; it must've been a tough decision for the director to make considering the other senior is also multi-talented in music.
My life-long friend (we have literally known each other all our lives because our moms were pregnant together) came to the concert. After it was over, we were waiting for my daughter to wrap things up and started reminiscing about when she was born.
She was the only mom friend I knew at the time. I had just left work on a Friday, ready for a month's worth of nesting and she was born on Monday, 3 1/2 weeks early. I had a couch full of baby shower gifts still packaged up and ready to wash, no car seat, no bassinet or crib - nothing.
It's only friends like her you can call and say, "Oh, hi... um I just had the baby, will you bring me a car seat?" She jumped into action, bought the car seat, even gifted it to us, and brought me some of her kids' baby clothes so I had a few clean things and my daughter had something to wear home from the hospital.
I guess what you don't know really can't hurt you.