I have two boys, but even I cannot fail to notice IT IS DANCE RECITAL SEASON, MY PEOPLE!
My own lovely nieces just performed in a dance recital and every other friend I have on Facebook is posting tutus galore.
What none of my well-meaning friends realize is that they are giving me PTSD (Post Tutu Stress Disorder) by bringing back the sad memory of missing my first dance recital due to chicken pox. My parents also share this pain, since they had to spend the day playing five hundred rounds of Candyland with me.
Anyhooo, I temper your cheerful dance pictures with this little beauty. I am assured that the Dancer of Light is sleeping, even though it looks like she’s been felled by the Dark Ballerina.
If your child has to miss the matinee due to an untimely nap, do not despair. It’s still a few months before tryouts for The Nutcracker.
Enjoy the show!