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It’s all over, until it starts again.

School is out. The plans for summer vacation are (mostly) made. I’m all done with waking up a cranky kid to get her ready for school. Summer is my favorite season. I love the heat and the sunshine. And, I really, really love that we are officially done with dance season….For 2 whole weeks.

The princess is a dancer. She is in the studio 10 hours every week, and would be happy to be there more if I could find the time or the money to make that happen. Last month, I endured 6 hours of dance recitals, 4 shows in total. Where the princess danced in each and every one of them.

I did my job, I packed the lunch and carried the sequined costumes. I even fixed the hat that needed some attention and sewed the pants for her favorite dance… Watching her on stage brought me immeasurable joy. I loved her smile and her fancy feet. And, I loved that for 2 weeks I don’t have to race to the studio after work to pick her up. Or, pack a dinner for a late rehearsal.

I have a love/hate relationship with this activity. I love what it teaches about balance and poise and stage presence in front of a crowd. I really dislike the schedule.

Tonight, I will pour a glass of wine and take a breath. Then, I’ll iron that costume, so that I can carry it again in 2 weeks.

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My name is Mom. I live in Fairy Tale Land with a Pirate, a Fairy and the Princess. My job duties include: head cook, Chief Executive of Laundry Operations, Vacuum Maintenance Engineer, Chief of Picking up Random objects and Primary Sherpa. I spend a great deal of time carrying sparkly, sequined, glitter covered tutus and miscellaneous dance shoes for the Princess. I long for moments of quiet and a mani/pedi. Trying to strike a balance between being a grown up and being a good mom. FairyTaleMom tagged this post with: , Read 52 articles by

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