Tuesday, November 27, 2007

An Old Pro

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.


Just Mom said...

"I did not even need the spirits this year."

R-i-i-i-i-i-ight. ;-D

Congratulations, Skyler. And congratulations, mom, for keeping calm.

Penless Thoughts said...

Cute post and beautiful girl :o) (Mom too I might add!)

Lisa H said...

Way to go Skyler! And nice job Michelle on the pmb! :)

Heidi Jo said...

i went back and read last years...somehow i missed that one. very good stuff michelle.

you mentioned needing a year to recover, apparenlty it worked. you sounded much more sane this year:0)

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

Chocolate just seems to go with everything. That's what I love about it.

Congrats to both of you :o)

nickernoodle said...

Oh how I wish our daughters could meet. Brooklyn has been taking ballett since she was 4. I hear ya on the rules. Here in little ol Wtn. we have to have their hair in a bun just for practice, black long sleeved leotards, and pink matte tights. The cost involved is outrageous but it puts a smile on my daughters face. That is priceless. I always wanted to be a ballerina when I was little but my parents never had the money. I will do everything possible to make Brooklyn's dreams come true. I laughed at the rookie part. I do the same thing!!! I am such a people watcher! :)