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6.17.2011

When you're the Mom of "THAT" kid, during the dance recital...




My little hip-hop girlies.  They did SO good!  We had a little meltdown over the fact that there would be "too many people" there, watching Jocelynn's freestyle that she was so scared about... but when it came down to actually dancing on stage, there wasn't a hint of fear in either of them :)
Cason recorded their dance on our good video camera.  I was trying to get their dance on my little camera, but after I recorded Aubrielle's dance, it died... ugh! 
We just do a local community dance class, (it's really cheap) nothing competitive at all, in fact the kids don't even have to do the recital, if they don't want to...but the teacher told all the parents at the beginning that she really recommends that the kids preform, to help boost their self confidence.  At first I didn't really think much about it, but now... after they have danced on a big stage with lots of people, and I've seen them go from scared to asking
"When can we do that again???"... I'm sold  :)

Oh... my sweet, crazy, happy, carefree Aubrielle.

Here's my self-help story of Aubrielle's performance...
It's titled :
When you're the Mom of "THAT" kid,
during the dance recital...

If you ever find yourself grinning with pride, though, at the same time biting your nails, as your VERY rambunctious, unpredictable child walks onto a large stage to "preform a dance" for the first time... my advice to you is;
KEEP CALM and SMILE ON...
Oh!... and also keep recording the dance, no matter what.
  Because once they're up there, with about 200 people watching them... there's not a whole heck-of-a-lot you CAN do, besides watch your headstrong, wild-child, rock that stage.
:)

I'm sure you'll figure it out, but she's the one in the font, with the big purple flower, dancing to the beat of her own drum, running around, and "exploring" the stage... with a bit of dance peppered in. ha!
This all just means that she's a confident, free spirit... right?... right?

I guess it could have been worse.  I could have been the Mom of the kid who pushed the other kid down towards the end of the dance number... hee hee
...just watch. lol



After her "lively exit off stage" she ran up to me and said...
"Mom!  I was the BEST-EST Ariel up 'der huh!?"
LOL... yes, baby... you were QUITE the mermaid...  :)

*sighhh*  I love kids.

31 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I couldn't stop laughing. She's adorable!! I loved it! Can't wait till my little tyke is ready for dance classes!

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  2. freakin hilarious! OMG I LOVE it.... and "that girl" that pushed the other one ewwww is all I have to say lol Aubrielle did great!

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  3. Oh my word, she WAS the best one up there! Too CUTE! Aww, doesn't she just make your heart feel so good??? :)

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  4. oh my gosh! that is fantastic! What a cutie pie!

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  5. They are adorable! Love that your girl was "that kid"... what a fun story :)

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  6. Love that they are so cute enjoy doing dance. :) And you all look so amazing with the stylish glasses!

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  7. That is priceless! Love how uninhibited she is. Gorgeous girls-- I know you're a proud mommy. :)

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  8. This just made me die laughing!!! My favorite part was when everyone starting clapping and she was waving on the way off stage!!

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  9. Hilarious! You have quite the little ham there. My little one has her recital tonight. Can't wait!! :)

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  10. Definitely a confident free spirit. That's what I tell myself about mine too. Loved the video. Cute, cute, cute.

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  11. How cute! I Love it!!!! My little girl starts dance this fall. CAN'T WAIT!!!

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  12. Hahahaha! I love that she has no fear. Oh and I LOVE your hair. So cute. Love ya sis!

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  13. that was by far the cutest dance! She looked like she was having a great time!

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  14. I have taught dance for 17 years now and in every recital we have the following 4 dancers: 1.The SHY kid that stands away from the group w/ finger in mouth 2. The BOSS this is the kid that tells everyone else where they should stand (usually pushing and shoving is involved 3. The SINGER this kid will not do much of their dance but they will sing it at the top of their lungs 4. The SPINNER (Your little Cutie) this is the child that will start off by doing lots of spins and then breaks out into their own dance. All that being said, it is the Spinner who usually ends up becoming our best dancers over the years w/ their spunk and No Fear attitude ;) So hold your head up high because your daughter was one of the best ones!! :)ps if it makes you feel better my youngest daughter was The Boss this year, not a good sign ;)

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  15. That is great! Ha! Kids are too funny!

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  16. Oh man, laughing my head off right now. That kid. I'm so sad we missed it. I bet the boosts their self confidence! So cute.

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  17. Oh My Gosh!

    I loved it! Such cute li'l darlings!! N that poor gal who got pushed on the dance floor...It was sad, yet funny! God, I'm mean! :p

    Alia
    http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

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  18. She is TOO cute, and growing way too fast!! :( Love the pics w/ you and your girlies, so, so cute!! Love your hair too, you look beautiful!

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  19. What a great laugh for my morning! Oh I see many more of these in your future! She was a doll and quite the dancer. The funny thing about the little one that was pushed, they all looked at her and kept on going, so funny! Your girls are just beautiful! Perhaps they get the love of dance from watching you and Cason. ;)

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  20. Okay, she is so stinking cute! And you are right...at least she wasn't the pusher! ;D

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  21. Being a dancer also I must agree with dancersRsmart. My fearless students always became some of my best. They end up being the hard workers who have a love for dance. This was definitely a priceless video and when she is older and a great dancer you must show this for great laughs.

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  22. I LOVE IT!!! My Alie is like that, she is the twirler of the bunch!!! I especially love the nonchalant dance-move/wedgie pick!! I LOVE the pics! Your girls are so gorgeous, Shelley!

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  23. Thanks for sharing! what a great video. Your little one is definitely NOT shy!
    I love how she is such a "free spirit" ... wonder where she gets THAT from? :)
    gail

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  24. Cute. And i love all your pics. Anyway you could do a tutorial on how you do your photo collages??? I love them.

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  25. One day she'll be a world famous choreographer! So cute!

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  26. That was just too cute. Dancing to the beat of your own drum is something to be treasured in this busy world. What a complete doll. I had tears remembering when my 'princess' was little like that.

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  27. Oh my ... you've gotta luv recitals. My daughter danced for 6 years before moving on to cheer in high school. We have some 'great' footage ... the better to mortify her with. LOL Its the unexpected that makes these little performances great. Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Too cute! Love your blog! I would also love a to know how you do the photo collages....they are fantastic:)

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  29. Your girls are seriously superstars! I can't get over how gorgeous they are...better watch out when they get older and the boys start calling! :)

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  30. She is the most beautiful and FUNNIEST thing ever! If only we all had that confidence :)
    Stacy

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