(Emi in my last recital as a blackbird)
There are a million things I should be doing instead of blogging, but I just have to say something. I have been SOOO tired the last 2 mornings when I woke up. I dragged through getting kids ready for school, piano practices, and carpool. But I have found a great source of energy....my morning pre-ballet classes. Strange? They are often exhausting to keep them all happy and interested..but not the last 2 days. I did my color lesson plan, based on "My Many Colored Days" by Dr. Suess. I actually felt colorful and fun. Who knew that in my mid-thirties, sliding across the floor with a red scarf or doing the hula warm-up to "Pineapple Princess" (by Annette Funicello) would make me feel better. I'm extremely lucky to have a mini-career doing my favorite thing. It's a huge blessing in my life. Oh yeah, I've been doing cheer stuff with my older jazz classes....how many of you out there get to jump around with gold pom-poms and get paid for it?
Oh yes...there are down-sides: my constantly aching back, 12 year old girls with attitudes, and the fact that I have to spend my afternoon looking a dance costume catalogs full of Jon-Benet Ramsey style costumes. All in a day's work.