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My Boys Are Famous!!!

MY BOYS ARE FAMOUS!!!! Ok well, maybe not REALLY famous…but they could be on their way!

TJ and RJ are appearing in their first real play this month called “Ragtime” by Terrence McNally, at the Asolo Theater. My babies will have you thinking they are the stars of the show! They both play the role of Coalhouse Walker III, who only appears at the end of the show, but they definitely own the stage, every 2.5 minutes that they’re on it! (I may be biased) And get this… It’s a paying gig! CHA-CHING!!

This has probably been one of the most challenging, yet greatest experience for them so far. Since the show has started, we’ve been at the theater til about 11pm, and they are doing at least 4 shows a week between the two of them, inluding two on Saturdays. My weekends will be full of the sound of music 🎶 (literally, its a musical)

I’ve really got to stop couting TJ out so much. Every child is different and he is really teaching me some new things. He proves me wrong every time! Last year, he decided to play soccer and I SWORE he would be too afraid! Even went as far as asking the couch if I could have my moneybags back if he refused to get out there, but he dominated the field as if he had been playing all along! This time,  when they told me they needed two boys between the ages of 3 and 5, I said “well I have two!”  But again, I SO didnt think TJ would do it. He’s usually more shy and reserved.

RJ however, is outgoing and rambunctious. I knew, no questions asked, that he would light up the stage the moment he stepped foot on it! But they both are amazing! The cast and crew absolutely adore them! They tell me I should keep them in theater because they definitely have “IT”. TJ has really stepped out of his shell and opened up completely. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with him having his crazy little brother by his side or not. Who knows, maybe this is him now! 🤷🏾‍♀️


Check them out in their cute costumes and headshots taken by my stepdad, Michael Kinsey of Michael Kinsey Photography

Headshot of TJ
TJ’s first headshot
Headshot of RJ
RJ’s first headshot 🤦🏾‍♀️
Costumes of Coalhouse Walker III in Ragtime
TJ and RJ both dressed up in their costumes as Coalhouse Walker the III

Notice how they are both similar sizes, even though they are two years apart. The only difference is that TJ is taller.


RJ making a silly face as Coalhouse Walker III

TJ playing Coalhouse Walker III at Asolo Theater









Silly faces…because, why not? 🤷🏾‍♀️