My oldest daughter just barely turned four, so we are just now venturing into the world of sports and athletics.
My husband is a huge sports fan, and lives for college football and March Madness. I played soccer and ran track in high school, and even tried dance for awhile in there. (I’ve got moves, seriously).
With three little girls, I am certain that dance is going to be a big part of our future with our little athletes. My oldest is about as girly as they come, and she jumped at the opportunity to participate in a little neighborhood dance co-op that was available to us last year.
The class she was in was a little Mommy & Me class, so I was there each week helping her to learn her moves. A lot of the object of her particular class was just getting the little girls used to following directions, listening to another adult, and really figuring out how to use their cute little bods.
Knowing this, I still have to admit to getting a little teary when she came on stage and did her dance. I was so proud of her for doing something new, and not being afraid to be on stage in front of a large group of people with the bright lights shining on her. Not only did she nail her dance (as much as a three year old can), she also added in some extra bows at the end, providing us all with a chuckle at the end of her dance. (She definitely takes after my side of the family with her love for the limelight!)
Even if she had been upset or scared, as would be normal with any child her age, I still would have been so proud of her for getting up there and giving it a try. I know that even as an adult, sometimes I am nervous to do new things for fear of failing or looking silly. Lesson learned!
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