June 11, 2007
We are rounding the corner on our second ballet recital. I had a LOT to WRITE about LAST year. I am over the shock of costs and logistics of course, and because I hated the inflexible and rude photographer that the school uses, I just didn't participate in that, so that eliminated some stress in my life. I am even going to be a backstage mom this year...so with any luck I might get a little reading in between the pee breaks, complaining and hair and costume fixing.
Yesterday was the dress rehearsal. It's still pretty hard to tell if my DD has talent in this arena. Some of the older girls (by about a year) have really consistent posture, stage presence and technique. My DD depends greatly on the leader of the dance and has a pretty smile about half the time, and good posture about 30 percent of the time, but I still think it's a great experience for her. I especially love the classes when she leaves sweaty and hot....I know she has gotten her exercise that day.
When I first saw the costumes for this year I thought they were absolutely ridiculous, but they are growing on me. Yesterday I even did eyeshadow the same colors as the tiers in her tu-tu. (I am SO meant to be the mother of girls...I eat this stuff up!)
There are still 2 weeks until the ACTUAL recital. My DH's parents are coming to see it and hang out in NYC for a few days, so we will get to do a few touristy things that we might not do otherwise. Maybe we will finally visit our local PS 1 Museum...and have a bagel at the new cafe that just opened, Bricktown Bagels....they look YUMMY.