Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ballet Dreams Dashed

Reagan has a couple of things she takes at school in addition to her regular curriculum. One is tumbling, we are just now adding yoga, and her favorite: ballet.

Every Thursday Reagan has a ballet class that she SO looks forward to. Just the act of getting dressed up in her leotard, skirt, and ballet shoes makes it all worthwhile to her.

So today of all days, the girls sleep in a little. Bailey didn't wake up until 7:45. We haven't used a real alarm clock in 2.5 years because the girls take care of that for us. Not today. Ballet is at 9 and school is 30 minutes away. We had to hurry, hurry, hurry!

In our rush, I went ahead and put on Reagan's ballet clothes. The ballet instructor always begs us to do that anyway because it saves her tons of time on getting eight two-year olds out of uniforms and into leotards. But not once have I actually done it. I always send Reagan in her uniform and let them change her. Since I did go ahead and Reagan in her clothes, she was especially looking forward to ballet today. Every step had a little hop or twirl with it and she wore her tierra and waved her wand proclaiming she was a ballerina princess.

At 8:30 Bill scrambled out the door and took the girls to school. Shortly before 9 I started checking email. As I scanned the new mail, one subject in particular stood out: PLEASE READ NOW. NO BALLET TODAY.

Ugh, too little too late. I already had a two year old dressed and ready for ballet and walking through the doors of her classroom as I read. Apparently the teacher had a fever so she decided to stay home (good call). But I had Reagan already dreaming of prancing and twirling in ballet. While Reagan was in her uniform when Bill picked her up today, that didn't happen without a struggle. That was one disappointed little ballerina.

Of course she still thinks Santa Claus is going to come every morning and bring her more presents, so she's getting used to the concept of disappointment. And tomorrow is yoga, so life will be good again.

Here's Reagan at school during one of her ballet lessons:





11 comments:

Zoey's Mommy said...

OMG, could she be any more cute?!?! I've never been into ballet, but I swear if Zoey ever expresses an interest, I'd sign her up ASAP!

Sorry the class was cancelled though. I hope she wasn't too upset.

Anna said...

Seriously??? Bridget- I read your blog but I have never commented. My heart just about melted at seeing that little tiny girl as a ballerina! I love it!!!

Janet said...

Aw, I love her little ballerina outfit! So cute!! She looks adorable in the pictures, and I am sure she makes an amazing ballerina!

Michelle said...

Awww, what a sweetie! I've seen places that offer ballet and things like that but ... yoga? Wow. Now that's one offering I've never seen before. And the daycare we're at now only offers piano (not that I'm taking them up on it at the moment).

Here's hoping yoga happens.... does she have to bring her own mat? ;)

Megan R. said...

Oh this makes me ache for a little girl! I wonder if Carson would mind i put him in a tutu.....

I am imagining that it took many pairs of hands to pry her out of that ballet ensemble!

Steph said...

Isn't that always the way it goes- the day they sleep in and then class is cancelled... sorry Reagan missed her class, good thing she has yoga to look forward to! She is adorable in her ballet outfit!

Beth said...

Oh man--is she cute! I can see she takes her ballet very seriously. How adorable! It's nice to "see" you posting again, btw. And Thanks for suggesting air filters! That's an excellent idea and one we'll definitely look into.

Kelly Deneen said...

She is so stinkin' cute! Sorry class was cancelled. :(

Stacey said...

Can she be any cuter. I am sorry the class was canceled. I hope she has fun at Yoga.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

Oh, she's precious! It's a shame they have to learn about disappointment so early. Don't they have enough time to learn about that when they get older!?

Rebecca said...

She is so freakin adorable!