Jenelle has been SO excited to start her ballet class. She talks about it all the time. She tries on her ballet costume and prances around. She asks people to show her how to do ballet. And finally, the time for class arrived!
She got dressed up fancy and we went. Suddenly, she got very shy. She did not want to walk into the room in the train like the teacher asked, because "I do not want to put my hands on her shoulders!" Oh boy.
Then, less than 5 minutes later, the teacher opened the door (moms were in a separate lobby), stuck her head out and said Jenelle needed to have a little talk with her mommy. She walked over to me with a face that's degree of sadness increased exponentially the closer she got to me. I pulled her on my lap and asked what was wrong. She burst into tears! Between sobs she cried, "I CAN'T DANCE!"
So, so sad. I have no idea what happened. Could she not stand on one foot as well as the other 3 year-olds? Regardless, it was the saddest, most pathetic little cry. And probably the first time she hasn't been totally confident in her ability to do anything she wants to (I DREAD teenage years when there will be more of such crying, and less of such confidence).
Anyway, I explained to her that she was there to learn, and just needed to listen to the teacher. She asked to go back in, so I let her. 10 minutes later she saw me through the window and started crying for mommy, running for the door. Then next time she did that, the teacher brought her out, said time was almost up and she shouldn't come back in. Ouch. My daughter got kicked out of her first ballet class. So that was some well spent money! At least she looks cute, right?!