I always knew that if I had a little girl I would put her in ballet class at age 3. That day came with Averie and she was excited as much as I. Maybe I was WAY more excited. I went to Walmart one day I got her the entire outfit, even though the ladies at the ballet academy told me it was not required. I on the other hand wanted Averie to have the entire experience of a ballerina.
Here is Averie trying on the attire:
Now she is showing it to her sister, Arya:
The next day it was her great debut. I was nervous, anxious, and super excited for her.
I went to wake her up and tell her that it was “Ballet day.”
She was so excited and ready for it. Her grandmother and aunt also came along to root her on.
A little side note, at this age Averie hadn’t gone to daycare full time. She was only surround by family. So this experience being around other little girls is new.
She already left my hand and met a friend. You know how mommy felt, right? All in my feelings.
What I loved about this academy was that they had a television where parents would be able to watch the little ones in class.
Averie loved it but was not used to following directions at this age. She didn’t understand “taking turns” she did at one point negotiate with another little girl during the across the floors to let her go again. Which we all laughed about because why be so serious at this age right? It’s all in good fun.
The class ended an hour later, I thought it went great. I was ready to sign her up. Until Averie came out.
Averie cried so hard. Saying that it was over, that she didn’t do well and that she hated it. “Well… that’s that then.” I said to myself.
As we left, I reassured her that she did not do bad. That we were there to learn and to have fun. That this moment should not indicate that ballet is not for her. Averie then told me, “Ballet, maybe later” would be best for now.
You best believe we got her Just Dance the next day for her to dance with me at home. I was not going to let this moment discourage her from it.
Has your little one ever felt the way Averie has? Please share in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.