Okay, so maybe not twelve... how about two? Two dancing princesses!!
Monday night was the first dance class! I will admit I was a tad bit apprehensive about Veronica. We all know how -- moody she can be, to put it nicely. I could just picture blood curdling screams as I shut the dance room door. Did she cry? - yes. But it wasn't as bad as I thought. The girls were making a circle, and some little girl raced (like she was on fire) to snatch Valerie's hand. Thus locking little Veronica completely out of the circle. Poor darling. Roni's little face just crumbled and she burst into tears. Luckily the instructor caught on and fixed the situation, but Roni stood there with a grumpy look on her face for a while after that. Valerie surprised me though. Val kept patting Roni on the head and telling her it was ok, not to cry. She was actually looking out for and comforting her little sister!! The things they do when Mommy isn't near by to save the day. More tears came when a similar thing happened making a "train" to go around the room. Val snatched Veronica by the hand though and pulled her along. It was quite funny, but so sweet. By the end of class, all was good. I think (hope) Veronica will get better and more comfortable over time.
I was a little sad that there are only a few of the girls from last year in their class. Many of the other (younger) girls moved up, which made me wonder why Valerie was left behind in the baby class? She did just as good if not better than some of the others last year. I hope Val doesn't get bored. She is the biggest and probably the oldest in her class this year. I suppose it will be that way often in school since her birthday falls so late in the year. She will always be a year older than her peers, sort of anyway. It doesn't help that she's so big for her age. Somebody asked me the other day, "what grade is she in this year? second or first?" Ummm neither... four year old pre-k!! She's only four people.