Thursday, October 25, 2012

Little Ballerina

My daughter started ballet and tap classes three weeks ago - and I'm not sure if I've ever witnessed anything sweeter than a group of three-year-old girls dancing their hearts out.

Her teacher has them do their warm-up exercises to Where has Sally Gone by Caroline Smith & The Good Night Sleeps, and because I'm that sappy kind of mom, seeing my little girl smiling and tapping away with her "tappy" shoes and piroutteing 'til she's dizzy - it just brings proud-mama tears to my eyes. I can't help it!

When I was dressing her into her dance leotard and tutu before class this past Monday, she looked at herself in the mirror, absolutely delighted, and beamed coquettishly, "Mama, who is that pretty girl in the mirror?!" I of course immediately answered "Chiara!" - simultaneously praying to God that she'll always have that strong sense of confidence and most always be wearing that dimpled smile. 

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