The girls have now completed two sessions of tap and ballet classes at the rec center. They look forward to it every Monday. After a few months now, they've finally gotten the dance lingo down. They know ballet terms, tights, and leotards. There at the beginning, B was asking when she could put on her "balleret-tard".
S found some Isotoner slippers in the bottom of my closet along with my clogging shoes the other day. She quickly pulled them both out telling me that I could now go to dance with them. I think we'll just dance in the privacy of our own home. :)
C was able to watch them at class last week. He watched them wondering if they were getting any better. Like, he was serious!. Just then, a grandmother of another girl leaned over to ask me if my daughter had had dance before. I told her that it was her second session. She said that she "could tell". C about fell over. I was such a proud momma. :)
Although they know that they now wear leotards, tights and skirts, I'll always remember hearing, "Mom, can I wear my balleret-tard?" and smile.
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