In August I signed Mady up for a dance class with her cousin, Claire. We went out and got a little dance outfit and ballet shoes. She was so excited (even though I don't think she had any idea what going to a dance class would mean!).
Well on Saturday the day finally arrived!
She was almost giddy while putting on her dance outfit. For the kid that can move slower than molasses in January, I have never seen her get dressed so fast!
And then we had time to kill. So she danced around my living room until it was time to go.
Usually this confusion resulted in them missing the next set of instructions so once again they were last in doing whatever they were supposed to. It was super cute. Claire is the youngest in the class and Mady is a perfectionist who wants to be sure she's doing something correctly before she even tries so they both did a lot of watching before attempting, so these factors added to their lagging. But they were all smiles when they came out and had lots of fun.
And they only wanted to hold hands with each other. I kind of felt
bad for the little girl who was trying to befriend Mady (who was busy
encouraging Claire) and got totally shunned. We will have to work on
kind ways to say no.
We get to sit in on the last class in December and take pictures so that's why there aren't any of the class in session. I wish there was a way to show you videos of the whole thing because it's stinkin' hilarious. If ever you get a chance to watch 3 and 4 year old beginners in a class, do it. It'll make your day.
Mady has been acting out "dance class" ever since Saturday. And then yesterday she threw in some worship leading from church (complete with the CD not working which made me just bust a gut because that happens all. the. time.). I think she's going to be quite the little leader some day.