If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you may recall my novice experience with my daughter’s ballet and the annual Badge Test. If you want a funny read stop reading this post and go to last year’s badge test post.
Well it was that time of year again and actually contrary to last year I approached Skyler’s test with ease….I did not even need the spirits this year. I felt like an old pro! I’ve even got the hair bun and hairspray plastering down to a record 30 seconds.
Skyler arrived to her test with time to spare. While waiting for her (mom’s aren’t allowed to watch) this year I stretched out in a chair and read my book. From time to time I glanced up to see other mom’s running around in tiff attempting to make their daughter just perfect. It was quite easy to spot the “first timers”. I chuckled wondering how many pro’s sat in the room last year looking at me thinking, “definitely a rookie”!
Well not anymore, in fact I am thinking of starting a mom’s ballet support group for those unsuspecting rookies. Topics to include, “hair buns and hairspray” with a disclaimer -keep away from an open flame, “relaxation breathing”, “purchasing the correct spirits”, and “poise under stress”—how to suppress the urge to cause bodily harm to the ballet instructor.
All the fuss aside I realized I don’t need to stress so much as Skyler exhibits great discipline and beauty in her ballet dancing. She was awarded her second badge (pin really) of merit. I too was awarded a badge (self imposed)..I call it the “Pro Mama Ballet” badge or PMB for short, not to be confused with PMS, of course. An overindulgence of chocolate was enjoyed in lieu of a pin...or perhaps that did have more to due with PMS.