Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ballet slippers

My 4-year old has been asking, for probably a year now, to take ballet lessons. It all started with the Angelina Ballerina books and cartoons. Then on our way to swim lessons at the Y we would go past the ballet class and stop and watch. Once we talked to the teacher who did a quick evaluation and said "when she's a little older." In the car she often asks for me to put on the "Angelina music". Then I pointed out that there was a ballet school right across from our library. Every week after story time Sophie would ask me to go sign her up. And one of the teachers at the ballet school even has children in both of my boy's classes at school and I see her everyday at pick-up. So I couldn't put it off any longer. We went over to the ballet school after story time at the library, but it was closed. So I called and left a message. A couple days later I went outside to get the mail and when I came back in Sophie was screaming that "the ballet school called! The ballet school called!" I called right back and made arrangements to sign her up. A few days later we were at ballet class and Sophie put on her first pair of slippers. She was so happy. She slept in her new slippers that night and didn't take them off for two days. That's one happy girl.

8 comments:

Arlene (CK) said...

That is so cute! Was she listening to your answering machine?

Kimberly said...

Love this story!

Kari said...

How precious! That's so exciting for her!

Carolyn (Dragon) said...
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Shauna said...

That is a such a sweet story!!

Deborah said...

Love it!!! Our girls would get along well. Kamea wants to do ballet so bad too...I'm waiting till we move.

Clammy said...

That is so cute!!

Shauna Haymond said...

@Arlene, yes, she heard the answering machine.