It is amazing to look at these girls and remember when they were all as tiny as our little "music box dancer" Xanthe there in the pink. They have all become such lovely dancers. I was sad I didn't get to see Ari and Golda this year though.
Then our week took an ugly turn for the worse. See Brittany? She looks pretty doesn't she? You would never guess she was throwing up shortly before this picture was taken. Yep, she got the horrible flu the rest of the family had had all week. Except did she get it Monday like Josh? Wednesday like me? Friday like her dad? No, she waited until Friday night so that she was sick all night long and into the morning. With a performance at 1 and again at 7 I didn't know what to do. I mean, a dance with missing dancer is just not the same and it would have been so obvious in this year's dance. So after calling my friend Circe for serious counseling I called the teacher and explained. She said to bring Brittany just for her dance and then take her home.
Here she sits with her bowl waiting her turn. Lovely.
Minutes before going on with her class. The fun part was I got watch from backstage, a unique perspective. Then the unthinkable happened. MY CELL PHONE RANG! Would you believe the ring was the song they were about to dance to? Of course my bottomless pit of a purse was stuffed full with her shoes, the camera, and a multitude of other garbage. It just kept ringing and I swear it got louder. I still want to die thinking about it. Eventually I finally got it turned off and watched her dance, she was amazing. Then I took her right home and put her to bed. Then we turned around and did the whole thing all over again but by then she was feeling a little better so I got to watch from the audience. Let's just say it was a very memorable recital this year and we learned that Brittany can do HARD things. I am so proud of her!