Last week we entered unchartered territory known as more than one extracurricular activity. I know, I know. Some of you truly busy moms with more than two kids all signed up for sports and activities like Carmen or THE Busy Mom are laughing (between the two of them they have nine kids). I’m just trying to ease into this whole song and dance.
In addition to soccer (I can’t quite believe it’s her fifth season), Miss C is now taking an introduction to tap, ballet, and jazz dance class on Monday afternoons. I wasn’t planning on this, but after her summer ballet class she was channeling Angelina Ballerina and practically sleeping in her tutu and we’d already committed to fall soccer. I told her we’d try both this fall, but if it was too much she’d have to pick one activity in the spring.
As you can see, she is truly hating the dance thing and I have to drag her to class.
So far it’s going really well. Dance classes actually started in August, but I asked the studio owner if we could wait until after Labor Day to sign up, what with first grade starting and all. On Saturday Miss C made the only goal for her soccer team in a game against their long-time rival.
I told another mom last week at soccer practice that we were trying both soccer and dance this fall and she told me they did the same thing last year and quote, unquote, it “sucked.”
I’m just waiting for a shoe to drop, and I’m not sure if it will be a soccer cleat, a ballet slipper, or a tap shoe.