Before I even had children, I collected ballet things and dreamed of having a little girl who was in ballet. I imagined going to those recitals and how exciting it would be to see my child carry on the dream I had. And now I have two little girls.
I'm not one of those moms who will force my kids to do what they don't want to do. That said, I was chomping at the bit for Morgan to turn three and be old enough for the School of Dance. I signed Morgan up for ballet last fall and she has been very excited about it. But as the year has gone on I've come to realize that my little ballerina would much rather run around a bit more. Ballet is a little too disciplined for her. So next fall I might sign her up for tap. Or I might not. I'll ask her.
But TONIGHT, tonight my dream comes true. This may sound cheesy. But it will. She has her first recital tonight, and I may or may not bawl all 34 seconds of her performance. In a big way, it's representative of being a parent and being able to do for my children what I couldn't have or do for myself when I was a child. It's a form of therapy, I guess. If my girl wants to be a ballerina, I'm going to do what I can to help her along. And if she doesnt, that's fine too. It's about following your dreams. Her dreams now.
So wish me luck. She is the very first act in the whole school of Dance, and her performance is tonight at 7. And because this may be the only recital she's in, when it was announced that costumes weren't provided for the three year olds, I went and volunteered to make them. I got a few grey hairs along the way, but I did it. They are simple, but they are super, super cute. And 6 kids in a row, wearing the same thing. Does it really matter what it looks like? I'll post pics tomorrow after I get a few photos of her all dolled up tonight. I am SO excited. After her 34 second performance we are headed out to ice cream to celebrate, and then tomorrow night we do it all over again. This time with more family. I don't know which performance will be better, the one where she doesn't know what to expect, or the one where she does, but I am sure I will love every little second of both. I'm going to sneak in my video camera, so perhaps I'll have a video to share as well.
I can't wait!I've been so busy with her and the start of our summer that I don't have a lot of sneaks to share with you from the July kit at Studio Calico, but I have one little peek here. Did you spy a little something special and unique to this kit? I think you might have!
Take care my friends! Have a great Friday!