Breaking ballet.

The almost 5 year-old little hummingbird decided she was done with ballet a while ago but still went to a few more classes. Her heart just didn’t seem into it and she’s been asking to start gymnastics, which she’ll begin on Tuesday.

When I was younger, I promised myself that if my kids weren’t happy with any extracurricular activities, I wasn’t going to push them to stay.

I kept my word but OMG, I love her ballet class and watching her dance with all the other little hummingbirds and her ballet teacher is the best and I already miss the little bird dressing up in her leotard and ballet tutu and going out for ice cream afterwards and I’ve been picturing her first ballet recital since she was still in utero and OMG, THE CUTE.


I’ll be okay. Really.

Does anyone have a tissue?

*Caught A Lite Sneeze


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5 Responses to Breaking ballet.

  1. Ribena Tina April 7, 2014 at 05:15 #

    Oh my how very cute (and gorgeous)!

    My daughter is 19 so in some ways I live vicariously through my best friend who has an 11 year old.

    Her daughter swam with her mum every week and had her own swimming lessons and she is a little fish. About 4 months ago she told her mum she didn’t want to swim anymore and her mother was so upset she cried with me. She so wanted her to continue enjoying it as much as she did.

    However, her daughter took up the guitar and has excelled in that and recently started horse riding lessons so it all comes right in the end.

    I hope your daughter continues to love ballet as much as she appears to now. She does look terribly gorgeous!
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  2. LeeAnne Curtis April 7, 2014 at 08:40 #

    Ah – the passage of life. I think we all live through our children vicariously. I pictured myself as the NBA’s MVP’s Mom as my son grew up. Yes, he played basketball in high school, but didn’t seem to really like it. He hd/has a “need for speed” with a heavy foot. He ended up in strip racing and excelled in it. So – now I can say I am the Mom of a wonderful man who’s street rod ended up on front cover of two different racing magazines!! It all works out in the end!!

  3. My Special Kind of Crazy April 7, 2014 at 20:59 #

    This must be a thing! My 4 1/2 year old Sweets is 3 weeks away from her first ballet recital and I have loved every tutu Saturday morning. She, however, is also now talking about ballet being boring and wanting to take gymnastics.
    More importantly, what to do with all the tutus???
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  4. Neela April 8, 2014 at 17:58 #

    YYESSSS!! Tori Amos!!!!
    and, yes… your daughter is precious in her ballet attire.. elephant skin tights.. so adorable! I too wish my girls were still ‘into’ dance. Still haven’t found the alternative either 🙁 *sniff* There were a couple recitals.. but trust me, you seem to be the type to have an eye roll reaction to most dance moms and their catty and obsessive behaviors… 😉

  5. Naomi May 10, 2014 at 07:41 #

    Mine’s just the opposite — she’s tired of gymnastics and wants to switch to dance. Thankfully, our gymnastics club also has dance, so we can go to the same place. I’m thinking of just buying a stand-alone tutu to put on top of her leotard. She has her first “big show” next week, right after her fourth birthday.

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