It’s Mother’s Day! So it seems fitting to take this opportunity to have a reminisce and a ‘praise the lord’ for our Dance Mums and Studio 3 Red T-Shirt ladies – and to take a moment to appreciate what they do for us:
~ The amount of time spent ferrying us to and from classes, rehearsals, shows, workshops and events over the years – and all the time spent WAITING in each place for us to start/finish.
~ The aching hands from twisting our hair neatly (and quickly!) into various hairstyles for shows and exams. Sometimes in a matter of seconds at the side of the stage.
~ The tolerance they build up for hearing the same track/tracks over and over again as we practice for an upcoming show/exam/competition.
~ The countless hours spent darning our pointe shoes when we’re young.
~ The expense… it ain’t a cheap hobby!
~ The shoulder to cry on when you’ve had a bad day/rehearsal and you just need to vent your frustrations.
~ The full length shows she sits through, just to watch you in one number.
~ The 500 mile round trips to drive you to summer schools/auditions.
(A special one for my Mama P)
~ Being organisation Queen and keeping me in check and on track when I’m in a panic and flapping about a quick change or misplaced shoe.
Despite all that – the fact that we get to spend so much time with our mums is amazing. To all the Mums out there, including my own – we love you. We really do, and we appreciate everything you do for us, even if we don’t tell you all the time. We’re sorry for any time we’ve lost our temper with you on show day, and promise as soon as we’re old enough, we’ll sew our elastic and ribbons on ourselves. We’d be lost without you. And of course, thankyou to all the Dance Dads and Dance Grandparents too! You are EQUALLY as wonderful (but the mums got the bigger shout out coz its their day today). 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day!