Are you still watching that show?
Drama and bat shit crazy like that really doesn’t happen in your average studio. At least most of the time. The week before the first competition of the season…well, let’s just attribute it all to nerves and stress and exhaustion and just trying to get a handle on things.
I hear the instructors and the dancers might be going a little bit crazy too.
Shoes?! Who really gets all psycho bitch crazy over little black tap shoes? Oh wait, I was the one who got a little stressed and maybe crazy over combat boots last year. What can I say, a dance mom can quite possibly become a little bit of a psychopath right before the start of the season. Don’t judge too harshly. Cheer moms, soccer moms, football moms, volleyball moms, baseball moms, hockey moms, ____ moms do it too. The dads can be way worse. You know it’s true.
My mantra this year will be “this is my last year…my last year…no more drama…it’s my last year“. I shall be repeating it over and over and over again.
I actually started yesterday because there were a few costumes that required minor alterations; which, when I am doing them, means MAJOR alterations. It’s a very good thing that I didn’t give up wine or cursing for Lent…a very good thing.
…this is my last year…my last year…no more drama…it’s my last year…
It’s a been a long week, a stressful week, a week with a little bit of heartbreak and disappointment here under the Big Top and although it is my birthday this weekend, I am so ready to spend it sitting all day and night in a dark auditorium as I watch Jodie do what she does best up on that stage. I know that Jodie is too. In between her dances, I’ll be sure to entertain myself with other dance parent craziness because how can I not.
Please forgive the duck-faced selfie because I know that is just ridiculous. It was a photo challenge put out there by the lovely Girl of Cardigan. Dear Karyn is truly lovely and I have known her since she was a little girl. Oh the stories I could tell! Because of all these things and more I accepted her photo challenge, duck face and all.