The weekend after Mary missed two days of school because of stomach flu, she had a mini ballet recital to participate in. Nothing formal or fancy at all, just a simple program to celebrate the holiday season.
I felt bad for Mary because I could tell that she still did not feel 100%. Not to mention that upon arrival at the ballet studio, she tells me that she has lost a slipper.
Not even kidding. It is not in her dance bag. Not in the minivan. Not in the parking lot. Fortunately, Miss Tauna has extra ballet slippers for just an occasion like this. :) Needless to say, I will now check her dance bag each Tuesday afternoon before departing for ballet. By the way...we found the slipper...in her closet. *sigh*
Mary and a couple of other little girls performed a routine to "My Muff and I." It was a cute performance and I wish I had better pictures to share with you, but after the slipper fiasco, I was late finding a seat. There really weren't enough folding chairs for everybody (this was held at the studio instead of a performance venue) and I had to squeeze into the very last row. I was busy wrangling a feisty four-year old and 4-month infant NOT happy with staying in his car seat. Not to mention, I was achy and chilled...about to come down with the flu myself! Aaaah, life! This is the stuff that memories are made of!