But I wanted her to be able to do something that I could also be a part of and watch her enjoy. I was delighted to find that there is a dance studio down the road with a Saturday morning class for her age group!
It is a little bit pricey, but I hit up the grandparents each for a month's worth of lessons (for her Birthday present from each of them). Grammy scored an almost new pair of tiny little tap shoes for next to nothing, and she picked out her own adorable pink leotard for 50% off at the after Christmas sales.
She is having a blast... and so am I just watching her.
She feels so special and important to be a part of such a fancy event, and Im sure every mother thinks so but I say she is a natural! She asks several times a week if its "time to go back to ballet class yet?" and she has been practicing her leaps and spins and twirls everywhere she thinks she can get away with it (grocery store, beach, while jumping on her bed...).
This part of motherhood is exactly what I always pictured the job being like. I love it.