Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Another late wrap-up

We had a milestone weekend: Sylvia participated in her first professional dance audition. She was really excited to do it, but found the experience somewhat humbling. Outside of her comfort zone, she saw some of the best kid dancers in L.A. She held her own when it came to the combination, but needs work on her free-style. I'm really proud of her for how well she did, and I think it was an excellent learning experience for her. (We don't actually know if she got in or not, but we're pretty sure she didn't get it this time.) We're starting to think about the next auditions, which is an art in itself, as well as what training she could use.

I was telling some friends, part of me feels badly that I didn't get her started more seriously earlier, as she's now competing against kids who have been doing this for 9-10 years now. At the same time, I don't think she was ready for it back then. We can't spend too much time saying "coulda, woulda, shoulda," but just take it from here.

Riley watched "the video" last week, the first of many reminders that my little girl is growing up. We had our own talk about what the future holds for a girl. She said she's very happy that she has a mommy that will talk to her about this stuff. I can't imagine doing otherwise!

All else remains the same. I'm still obsessed with Glee, still learning new things at work on a daily basis, and have pretty much figured out my summer budget (YAY!).


Cat said...

Wow, that's awesome that Sylvia can have that experience! Just take it from here, if you'd started before she was ready she probably would've quit before she even got started.


Anonymous said...

I love Glee! I open every class with a Glee update. I'm sure my students appreciate it.

Danielle said...

I hope that my daughter can talk to me freely. You are such a good mom.
Sylvia is competing with kids that have been doing it much longer. That in itself is HUGE!!!!

jenn said...

That's awesome that Sylvia got to audition. And if she doesn't make it this time, there's always next time.

Love Glee! I was watching it tonight and my brother stopped by and commented on how stupid it is. I told him that's why he doesn't have a girlfriend. :)

Erin said...

Good job, Mama April! I do the same "coulda, woulda, shoulda" thing with myself, wondering if I should have kept my kids in ballet and tap and jazz dance, even after they started elementary school and got involved in soccer and other pursuits. It can be daunting and we just do what we can, as we can. Sylvia's going to do well in dance, not because you helped her along for years and years, paying for dance training, but because she's passionate. And that's all her - nothing you could create, except by holding the space for her to explore. Good job! (PS: I am a Glee addict, too!)