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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Stage Mom or Encouraging Mom?

I have to write this just to get it out. My 7yodd has been taking ballet since she was 4 and she is quite good at it. Well, we just rec'd the papers about next years classes and the teacher has decided that she is physically ready to move up to the class that prepares them for pointe shoes. She has been talking about this for several years now. I thought she would be excited about this and be ready to go now...she is not. She wants to quit ballet and go with soccer. I am torn between getting her to do ballet because she has a talent for it and letting her do soccer because she just wants to. Soccer is cheaper but I don't want that to be the reason we let her do that. I also don't want to push her to do something if she really doesn't want to. AAGGHH!

What to do, What to do!! We still have a few weeks to get our money back from soccer if she changes her mind again!
This top picture is of her when she was 6yo(by two months). She got a part as one of the Lullaby dancers! She was the youngest performer in the company!


Kristine said...

Perhaps it's time for her to take a break. Can she do fall soccer and then decide if she wants to do spring soccer or return to ballet?

That's wonderful that she has such a talent for it. I would keep it in prayer. :)

momma24 said...

She can go back to ballet at any time-it's just me and my desire for them to do everything they have a talent for. LOL

Cynthia said...

I'll have to read on through the blog to decide which route she decided to go. I remember when our oldest quit gymnastics... it was a hard decision.