Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Dance mom drama

So our little ballerina had her first class a couple of weeks ago ...

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I never took dance as a child (figure skater, holla) but my little sister did. I was always enamoured by her beautiful costumes and graceful poses, and really enjoyed going to her recitals. So there really wasn't a question that C would dance as soon as she was three. She was totally on board, of course.

I wasn't surprised by the cost of the tights and leotards, but I was certainly surprised when the whole experience showed me a side of my self that wasn't very pretty ...

... Then, somehow, it was the night before class started and our leotard hadn’t arrived. Wait, what? We had the pale pink footless tights, but nothing to go on top. I felt my first twinge of Dance Mom Panic.

Now, here’s what you need to know about Dance Mom Heather. She is shriller than Cheer Mom Heather (although less anxious), and she’s way more uppity than easygoing Soccer Mom Heather. Dance Mom Heather is certainly more excitable than T-ball Mom Heather, who tried to hide in the dugout and sketch until practice was over.

Dance Mom Heather is a different beast, charging around with visions of pale pink tights and open-backed leotards and smooth hair-sprayed buns. Dance Mom Heather wants it all to be PERFECT! ...

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