This weekend Penelope danced in her very first ballet recital and it was so much fun to watch. I've been taking her to ballet all school year long and she finally had the chance to show us what she's learned. I was so nervous for her to dance on stage because she gets a little *showy* sometimes, over exaggerates her moves and steps, tries to hold hands and skip with the other little girls. I was nervous that she would cause some of the other girls to fall or something because she has so much fun in her own little world. I mean, do you remember what she did at her first play? However, she did not do any of that...she danced perfectly! She was all business when she got on stage, she had her serious face on and stretched out her long limbs to reach her poses. She was so beautiful. I beamed so big you could see that smile across the auditorium. Then she tiptoed off stage with her fellow classmates and I cried. I was so proud of her and I felt so happy to be her momma. It was as if I realized that she's really growing up for the first time. I didn't see her as a little baby any longer, she was big enough to hop on stage and perform ballet for an auditorium full of people. It was a really really good moment. Even if she would have run around the stage and did silly things I would still be so proud of her and happy to be her mom. Sometimes she cracks me up so much and then sometimes she does something so special I literally beam with light from within. I don't know how other mom's feel about their children but it's a great feeling.
Happy Mother's Day!