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Friday, February 10, 2012

Leaping Off the Cliff

The girls started ballet this year. After years of our lives revolving around the boys and their various appointments, I decided the girls deserved something of their own. Something more "normal". They started in August, and they both love it. Lindsay has shown a huge aptitude for it, and there is a chance she'll even make the performing company at the end of this year. It's been fun to watch her teaching Hannah different positions, and seeing them both practice at home.

Every year, this performing company with the attached school do a major performance in the spring including everyone. (The company has performances throughout the year, but the school gets to participate in the Spring one.) The girls got their assigned parts, and then an email went out. They were looking for boys to join. I talked to Ryan first, they were really lacking in older boys, and he probably would have gotten a really good part. He was completely uninterested, though. That's when I thought about Logan. The younger boys get to be scary creatures on stage, and I figured he'd have a blast with it.

I hesitated, at first. Ballet was supposed to be the girls' thing. Their lives have had to revolve around Logan so much, was it really fair to bring him into this, too? In the end, it wasn't me that made the decision, but Lindsay. She was excited about the idea, and is the one who convinced him to join. (How much does she rock as a sister? I mean, seriously.)

I've been kind of nervous about the whole thing. I don't know how he's going to react to being on stage, with the lights, and the costumes. Will he even be able to learn his part? This will be an amazing thing for him if it works out. It's great for his motor skills, and the confidence that would come from doing well is priceless. So, we're leaping. He's going to be a ghoul in the ballet, in no less than FIVE scenes. I'm choosing to have faith. He's going to do fine, and it's going to be great.

1 comment:

Carolyn Haines said...

I'm so excited for Logan. He will be great. I know it.