Over the weekend Zany Janie was in her first ever Ballet recital. I can't believe how much she adores ballet. She seems to live and breath it. She prefers to read books about ballet, she adores the Angelina Ballerina movies, and she even has several ballet dolls. She has been looking forward to the dance recital since she first laid eyes on a picture of her costume.
The closer the date of her recital, the more excited Zany Janie became and the more anxious I became. I am a mom that does not have good hair styling skills. I somehow managed to put her hair in a bun for class, but by the end of class most of it was falling in her face. I was also directed to put make-up on her-not too light or her face would be washed out in the lights, but not too dark that she looked like a clown. Hmmm...That's a fine line for a 4-year-old. Add just a touch of color and it quickly begins to look over the top and a bit "Toddlers and Tiaras".
Thank goodness she had a dress rehearsal so I could work out the kinks with her hair and make-up. I am proud to say her hair remained in a tight bun for both her dress rehearsal and her actual recital. My late 80's big hair style phase actually came in handy-I had experience with Aqua Net and knew how to use it's powers.
Some may say I can't be unbiased since she is my daughter, but I think she was absolutely beautiful!