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Monday, May 17, 2010

Not Me Monday: Dance Class Pics

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I did not spend a half-hour trying to curl Mary’s straight-fine hair with a curling iron to fulfill the dance instructor’s request that they wear a curly ponytail. I also did not spray on about half a can of hairspray.

We did not take off, with costume, the other half-can of hairspray and lipstick, only to discover 5 minutes down the road that we forgot her tap shoes.

We did not take off again, tap shoes (and ballet shoes, just to be sure, thank you) in hand, only to discover 6 minutes down the road that the mandatory headband 9the one the instructor had emphasized had to be worn) was not in the bag.

And I assuredly did not stomp back into the house with Mary in tow, grumbling to confused, questioning stares, “I forgot the stupid headband!” Nope, I would never lose my cool over a stupid headband. Or only having 25 minutes left for a 25 minute drive. And I would never bark at my 6-year-old to “hurry and put on the stupid costume” because there would be no time to put it on at the studio.

We did not arrive 2 minutes late. And have to park a couple of blocks away and walk. And definitely did not discover that they were running 45…minutes….late!

And no, Mary’s hair did not fall before picture time.

How was your weekend?

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5 comments:

  1. Aww! I bet she looked cute any way.

    Well, at least its over and the stress has been minimized. :)

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  2. Glad it was a great time for Mary!

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  3. She spent the whole time trying to lean her face against me and telling me she was hungry (after she had eaten a huge lunch)...poor kiddo. The things they make you do to "look" beautiful. Sigh. Let's hope we survive the recital.

    This is my most recent reminder (God knows I am very hard-headed): Don't sweat the small stuff.

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  4. My daughter dances as well and also has very fine, won't-hold-curl-for-30-seconds hair. For recital, look at your local beauty supply for a heat set hairspray (we use ISOPLUS Thermal Curler from Sally's). You section off the hair, spritz it with this special spray then curl it. You can then separate the curls if you don't want ringlets.

    It's a sticky, time-consuming process, but it really does work well. My daughter was a collector's doll in one of our studio's productions. It required ringlets that would last through two performances. Here's a picture http://www.flickr.com/photos/eris940/ If you have any questions, let me know, and best of luck to your little one at the recital!

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  5. Thanks for the tip.

    I'm not crazy about the idea of making 6-year-old girls look like diminutive women...but that's the subject for another post.

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