Monday, February 2, 2009

Ballerina Girl

Oh 5:00 pm Monday Ballet Class, how does Priscilla love thee? All night, I tell you, she's been counting and re-counting the ways. First there's the outfit, pink and flouncy. Then there's the teacher, skilled and devoted. The classroom? Appropriately mirrored with a ballet bar and CD player. And best of all are the positions and movements. Priscilla stretched and swayed and flexed with all her might, her energy, her attention; she was zealously eager to please. She is a butterfly, my daughter, social, and happiest when able to get out there in it and spread her wings. Is this really worth the time and expense? I wondered, while giving our debit card to the woman handling registration (It is difficult to afford anything "extra" these days). I couldn't have asked for a more satisfying confirmation. Thank you, mama! Thank you! Only six days left till next time! Priscilla told me as we drove back home.

You're welcome, baby.


Kelleylynn said...

Naturally, I am partial to her wanting to take ballet lessons...yay!
Btw, I have the most endearing music box with porcelain ballet slippers spinning to this Lionel Richie of my most treasured amoung my menagerie of "ballet" collectibles. Hannah proudly has my old toe shoes hanging in her bedroom. I am honored by her admiration for her once young ballerina mom.
I feel inspired to dance...thank you!

Jeanette said...

We lead such parallel lives! I have 1 in ballet, 1 in gymnastics, and 2 in a dance mix class (ballet, tap, and tumbling). They are all enamored. My two oldest also double up and play the violin. I crunched all of those things into 3 different week days so I wouldn't lose my mind. It has almost worked... but my mind is still lost occasionally! Blessings!

Michelle said...

Hey Molly - does Pris have special type of leotard she needs? Don't buy any more. I have 30 leotards in a bag for the thrift shop. I'll keep it here until after next weekend and your girls can go through it. They're all hand-me-downs - best thing ever!
BTW, my girls deeply, deeply miss their ballet classes... As you say, hard to afford anything extra these days.

Molly Sabourin said...

Hi Jeanette!

I am taking comfort and courage as I write this in your own ambitious schedule! :) I would love to someday add music lessons to our weekly routine.


Any type of leotard will do! If you really don't mind, I would love to look through your hand-me-downs! We look forward to seeing you soon!!