Friday, November 28, 2008

Dancing Queen II

Last weekend, Sweet Pea had her dance recital. We were advised to arrive early because the seats fill up fast. Since this was our first dance recital, we didn't know what to expect. It was held in the high school gymnasium so I figured they must have a limited number of seats set up. When we arrived, we found out it was bleacher seating, and SP's dance troupe was number thirty one on the performance list. This was much bigger than we were expecting. The night included dance routines from preschool through high school. So instead of a 30 to 45 minute program, we sat for 2 and 1/2 hours. It wasn't too bad though, there are some very good dance teams in our area.

Number One Son was a pretty good sport throughout. He was attentive and really enjoyed the high energy techno-music. His favorite team, other than Sweet Pea's, was a kick team that wore black t-shirts with the word 'Police' on them. One of their songs was the 'Bad Boys' theme song from the TV show Cops.

When it was SP's turn to dance, she came out all smiles. She has good rhythm and plenty of showmanship. And she was cute as kitten too. The only bad thing was that, as a new student, she was positioned in the back of the dance formation. Therefore, I couldn't get a good action picture of her. That was probably alright because I was able to give up on the camera and was able to enjoy her routine more.

When she was done, she was still all smiles. We gave her a small bouquet of carnations and a love card which made her even happier. She sat on my lap for the remaining dances and enjoyed reading her card.

On the way home, in the back of the van, I heard her tell her brother, "This is the bestest day of my whole life." "I got to see Kung Fu Panda (which we did in the morning) and I had my dance recital."

It was one of my bestest days too, SP.


Anonymous said...

Aw, she got flowers too. I bet she was wonderful! Way to go Sweet Pea! It does sound like a great time. Someone should get a medal for entertaining all of the kids waiting back stage to perform. I can't imagine.

The Father of Five said...

A couple of points here.

Tell N1S that the "Police" group, dancing to "Bad Boys" would have been my favorite too!! (Sight unseen)

Also, for you... I too have noticed that (as the primary picture taker) that I am so into getting some good photos of whatever the event happens to be - that I often do not enjoy the event as much as I should... Sort of the "Can not see the forest through the trees" sort of deal.

Every once and a while, it's nice to "forget" the camera - or "understand" that photos you want to take are not going to work out - So put the camera down, and take some photos with your memory..

I can just imagine hearing SP make her "bestest day in my whole life" comment... I know how that would make me feel if it was (one of) my daughters saying it!

She's got a million Dollar smile DadStuff & LadyDi! Someone to be proud of - for sure!

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