Remember how Sarah took jazz/twirl class last year & did SO well in the recital? (here's the post about her recital with some pics: http://journals.aol.com/lizreeves2/Ourgrowingfamily/entries/2007/05/13/mothers-day/645) This past Fall when it was time to register for dance again, she decided that she didn't want to do it anymore. We were sad because she'd done SO well at it before, but decided not to push anything. She spent this past (school) year doing nothing--no extracurricular stuff anyway.
In the past few weeks, we've found her playing with her old baton several times. She's wanted to show us "tricks" that she can still remember from last year. We've cheered for her & let it go.
Last night was the dance recital for the studio where she took dance class before. Our next door neighbors' girls take dance from this same place, so we went to watch them. The little girls next door invited us to come watch, so we did. The recital is at the high school & we live right next door to the school, so we didn't have to go far to see it. Sarah had told me yesterday afternoon that she thought she might want to do dance again. I smiled & said OK and moved on. But then last night, halfway through the recital, she leaned over & said "Mom! When is dance sign up? I want to do it again!!!" I told her it wasn't until August. She crossed her arms & made a sad face, but then giggled. She's really into it & ready to go again! Hooray!!!