We have been looking forward to this day for months - it's recital day! Ingrid (and I) start out the year all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, eager to show-up and do our best but, six months in? We're done. The hustling around, missed dinners, tired feet, the waning interest, the nagging to just keep going (both her and me)... It almost makes it all feel like it's not worth it.
But then recital day arrived and I couldn't be more happy and proud of my little tap dancer. She made a fierce pirate-in-training if I do say so myself!
There were actually three little girls in the class. The third is hidden from this angle by one of the teachers.
And with that, Ingrid's tap dancing career is over. She was not as thrilled with it as we had hoped and she wants to try a different kind of dance next year. We all found the tapping a little slow moving and feel like she could use something with a little more energy.
We'll see what happens.