Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Dancin' Queen...

I've never wanted to be one of "those moms" who re-live their own lives through their children. I want them to be active, but I want them to choose their activities when they are ready. I personally took dance lessons for oh...a month or so when I was about 4 and I STILL remember HATING getting up on Saturday mornings to go to class. So when GRACE came to ME and told me at age 3 that she wanted to take ballet class, my first response was "Oh honey, are you SURE?" I let some time pass to see if her interest waned, but she didn't forget. She kept asking when she could go to ballet like Raelyn (our neighbor and friend). Raelyn's mom, Cortney, is my running buddy, so I finally got the details from her and we got her signed up for class last week.

It has been her favorite topic of conversation ever since and she's asked several times this week when she could put on her "tippy toe shoes" and go back to dance. She is actually taking ballet, tap, and creative movement and is having a blast. I don't know how long it will last, but as long as it does, she sure is cute all dolled up for class. :)