There is just something about a ballerina tut that makes a woman look so graceful, poise and beautiful. “I look like a Sunflower!” exclaimed the 7yo excitedly as she put on her orange and yellow dress for recital. Holding back the tears in my eyes, I said Yes, you do!
Those tear flowed out like a river dam as she danced so gracefully on stage. So sure of herself, so proud and confident. So beautiful as she pointed her toes and made her twirls. She is turning into a beautiful dancer. She is the artistic one and I hope she sticks with it for a long time coming.
“I look like a princess from Frozen mommy!” Says the 5yo and she indeed look like a princess out of Frozen! With her beautiful tiara and blue princess tutu, she is living the dream that most little girls can only wish to have! The tears came again as my not so graceful child turned into a gorgeous little dancer. This is the girl whose bumps and bruises cover the entire length of her legs. The one who has had a black eye at the age of two because she couldn’t quite get her balance. The one who falls at least once a day, and yet there she was taking her beautiful, well positioned bow.
As I look at my husband and say “These girls are growing way too fast.” He sighs and says “I Know.” These are the years that we have. Soon their lives will be consumed with friends and hangout spots and will be less about mommy and daddy. So for now as my kids watch spongebob on the t.v. I will enjoy this moment in time. The time when they want to be a princess, read a book with me or live every little girls dream of being a real ballerina. We don’t get these years back and for now I am going to stand here and twirl with my girls!