We had some excitement here recently. My daughter was in a ballet recital. That in and of itself was a wonderful experience for her and for me. However the reality of a recital is gruesome. We had a rehearsal the night before the recital, which began at four o'clock. We did not leave the rehearsal until eight thirty that night.
The next morning I had to get up early to get everything ready to go. I had to do make-up and hair, that only took oh three hours to complete. Then we had to leave in a hurry to get to the recital on time. We had to be there an hour and half before it even started. So that was at 12:30. We were doing okay until I realized how far apart my daughters acts were spread throughout the recital. (By the way she had three.) So with first act complete, it was immediate wardrobe change for the second, then hurry back to backstage for her to get ready. Then it was almost an hour before she had to go again. All this wouldn't be so bad but my daughter is five and by the third act she was tired and cranky and didn't want to do it anymore. The first recital was at two, we had another show at six. So in between we grab a bite to eat and then do it all over again, with the addition of a slide shown and award ceremony at the end of the second show. We didn't leave until almost 11 o'clock. Almost twelve hours and me, my husband and my daughter were about done in. I felt like I had run a marathon.
But when it's all said and done, I know that it was a good experience for her and for me.
Now onto gymnastics while we have our summer break from dance............I guess we will see how it goes.