It’s springtime which means another dance recital for Thing 4. If you haven’t been, the recital is a multiple hour endeavor to watch a 2 minute performance. The cuteness of so many little girls – and one boy this year – in fancy costumes is overwhelming. I’ll save you multiple hours and show you the 2 minutes here. Thing 4 is second from the right.
Thing 4 had a birthday party for her fourth birthday. It marked our return to Jumping Jack Sports, where we held a joint party for Thing 2 and Thing 3 a few years ago.
There were games like freeze tag and limbo.
Frozen is what all the girls like these days.
Thing 1 and 2 worked on their slam dunk.
Thing 4 loves to dance and sing. It doesn’t matter if she knows the words, she just makes up her own. And she improvises the dance moves as she sings. I don’t know if there is Broadway in her future, but it sure is entertaining to watch.
After years of attending flag football games, Little League, and Tae Kwon Do, we got to experience our first dance recital. Picture a hundred girls ages 2-8 on a high school auditorium stage, with 600 family and friends watching in the audience. Yes, it was chaos. Babies crying in the audience. Girls getting stage fright and crying on stage. SuburbanMommy standing back stage with the rest of the dance moms. Things 1-3 complaining about having to sit still and keep quiet, especially after the sound system broke and they had to repeat two routines. I enjoyed every minute of it. Just wait until you see Thing 4 in her blue costume. She is the one walking in on her toes, dancing all the way to the left.
Thing 4 is into the typical girl stuff. Dolls, bracelets, and her favorite color pink. But she lives in a house with 3 older brothers who are into throwing, tackling, and football. What happens when these worlds collide?
After 8 years and 4 kids, I thought I had learned all the skills and tools I would need to be a parent. But, as it turns out, I still have so much to learn. Especially when it comes to girls.
Take my first attempt at pigtails. If that’s what you call it. It came out looking more like the mutant toys from Toy Story than pigtails. Luckily, Thing 4 is wise enough not to let me do this on her. But she did let me practice on her Dora doll. Poor Dora.
I’ll be studying up by watching this How To Make Pigtails video.? If you have any more tips let me know.? Not to worry, Thing 4 is always ready to say “cheese” for the camera.