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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Three 'good days' so I was told

On the way to school today, our RADish asked if she could invite some friends, teachers, church folks over to watch her dance. My response-"You mean like a recital?" She said "Yes-and I could dress up and they could too." The whole reason this 'recital' idea has come about is because our oldest is in ballet and jazz and is preparing for her recital in about 6 weeks. Our Radish is an AMAZING dancer, however participating in a dance class(extra curricular activity) is too much for her. We tried last year and paid for dance tuition each month, costume fees, and recital fees only to have her sitting next to us in the audience while her sisters danced on stage. I would LOVE for her to be able to participate, would love for her to be able to show her God given talent to the world....but not at the cost of the craziness that comes with it. This school year we decided that school was enough 'away' time from mom and dad. Overall, I think that it has helped or at least not made things worse.
So back to this morning-I said "It sounds to me like you would really like to be dancing on the stage like you sister. (To which she smiled a bit) Do you know why you will not be on stage during her recital?" She says "Yes, I don't listen and obey to my teacher and I am disrespectful....means I can't do dance class.....but (very excited) Mom, I have had three good days in a row!"
"Yes, you have! I can't wait to see how many more you will choose to have."

1 comment:

  1. same with sissy - she just can't hack following ANYONE's directions and then her anxiety about performing ... oye.

    three good days, huh? hrm... time for a sticker chart? BWHAHAHAHA