Our daughter is ridiculously shy. She's the kind of kid who hides behind you in the presence of other adults, clinging for dear life to your leg as you struggle not to trip over her. It was only a few days ago that she froze at her Pre-K graduation and covered her eyes and cried in hysterics until I walked up and got her.
Graduation wasn't her first bout of stage fright either. It happened a few times at dance class too when the parents were invited in to watch. Full on crying. But even knowing this, we were going to make her suck it up and give it a go. I had a $93 dollar costume investment and several relatives counting on it.
So I set out to make her look like a
Onto the hair, which she doesn't have much of thanks to her little shenanigans with the scissors the one time I took a nap the entire year of 2010...However, after twisting her curls up into a little bun, I shellacked this girl's hair so well it could have taken a bullet.Yes, my child could have been shot in the head an lived to not tell about it...because she's so shy.
To my absolute astonishment, dress rehearsal went off without a hitch. I think it's because she couldn't see me sitting there. Now we were off to get her picture taken with her partner in crime, Molly and then lunch at Chik-fil-A (alas, it wasn't a Sunday - yay!)
Then back for the recital. I'll cut to the chase *yes, I should have done that before* the kid danced!!! She didn't smile and hardly looked into the audience, but she danced! And I breathed a huge sigh of relief.
They asked for no flash photography, hence the grainy shots.
Here's Molly - you'll notice I half-assedly just cloned her into the picture and cut some other insignificant kid out. Are we keeping you awake Molly?
And now that we have determined that she's a future prima ballerina we had a little picture takin' to do.
Posing with her mom, Aunt Tanya and cousin Kate.
Refusing to allow us to take a picture of her face.
She's already being a diva: ignoring her biggest fan when all he wanted was a kiss.
It was a long day. All that attention made her mighty tired.
I particularly like this shot of her with her makeup running down her face. She looks like Ozzy Osbourne. ROCK ON! She's going to kick ass at soccer in the fall.