Friday, September 12, 2008

My Sweet Little Girl

This week at Amy's school, they started after school ballet classes. When I picked her up, she was talking all about this ballet class. I asked, and the teacher just said that they let her try it out that afternoon. I asked Amy if she wanted to take ballet classes, and she said she did. So I got the sign up information and went to get Sam at his sitter's. The sitter asked me if Amy was signed up for ballet. I said she wasn't currently, but that I was going to fill out the form and mail the check the next day since she loved the free trial-class so much.

Turns out, it was not a free trial-class. My precocious daughter had convinced a group of four adults that she was indeed registered for ballet class, and that they must have made some mistake. They actually believed her.

So now Amy is officially registered to take her second ballet class on Monday. I get to go buy ballet shoes this weekend. I hope they still come with the elastic not attached so I can sew it on. I took ballet for 8 years, and I am very excited that Amy is taking it.

You see, I am one of those people that other people thing over-schedule their kids. They all do a couple of activities. But we still have dinner as a family every night of the week except one. And that one night is because I have a class on teaching exceptional children for seven weeks. After that, we will be back eating together every night. (The class is required for certification as a highly qualified teacher in Georgia. It is actually rather interesting.) Well, Sam is not scheduled for any sports, yet, but I am sure he will play soccer in a couple of years when he is old enough.

Edited to add: The ballet slippers already had the elastic sewn on. It is not quite in the right place, but the shoes would come unraveled if I took it out to move it. So, it will stay where it is.


Anonymous said...

I hope Amy shows more promise than my younger DD did when she convinced me she wanted to take ballet. After buying shoes, leotard, and tights, she announced she didn't really want to take the class. She only wanted "the clothes." By then, they'd been worn too much to be returned!

The Calico Cat said...

I took a year of ballet & tap...

Did little Mia Hamm ever get her green soccer ball?