My mom graciously helped out today so that I wouldn't have to take a personal day from work. I met Alise and my mom at the Civic Center for the two hour rehearsal practice (the Civic Center is only a block from where I work) this morning, and let me just tell ya, it was crazy!! But I am so glad that we decided to change our Disney plans so that we wouldn't miss this special time in our little girl's world!
However..... Dance rehearsal was very s-l-o-w! I bet mom and I had to sit through about twenty dances before we even saw Alise and her class!
Then. It happened.
I made the mistake of getting up from where we were sitting to get closer to the stage so I could video with my Flip. The arena was dark, but Alise saw me. She started hollering, “Moma! Moma!” I gave her a slight wave (because we weren’t suppose to wave…strict instructions from Ms. L herself), pointed to Ms. Anna so that she would pay attention and just really tried my best to “ignore” her the rest of the time, just oh-so hoping she would go on and dance. Nope. Wasn’t going to happen. Alise got in one of her moods and held her teddy bear over her face. I was SO mad at her!!
I sat through the next four performaces texting Wayne that we needed to have a “come-to-Jesus-meeting” with our daughter before Thursday’s dress rehearsal.
Her class came back out again (much quicker than before) to perform their ballet routine to “Butterfly Kisses” and I stayed in my seat next to mom to video. When Alise came out on stage, I could tell she was looking for me. When she didn’t see me, she must have begun to get upset because Ms. Anna picked her up to hold her and I saw Anna looking in the direction that I had been sitting in for the earlier performance. When she didn’t see me, I raised my hand and waved and I could hear her say from the stage, “Alise! Look! There’s Moma!” She seemed to be okay after that and actually did a better job dancing with her Big Sis. By the time that performance was over, I was crying, mom was crying…the whole freakin’ audience was crying!
Here are a few pics and pieces of our morning rehearsal: