Taelor dances at a recital

I’ve always known that there’s very little I wouldn’t do for my son, Taelor. Apparently, that list shrinks by the day. So much so that I found myself racing through real life, dodging traffic, logging my laptop around from a meeting to the nearest internet providing space JUST to make sure I was there to see him dance.

Ever since he began his ballet and dance journey, I promised myself that I would NEVER miss a recital. I’d been fortunate enough to be a part of some of them, but in this case I was not. However, it was no reason why I would allow myself to miss it. Fortunately, I found a library that had reasonable internet. But then Murphy’s law went into effect as the library announced an early closing.

I went into emergency mode and drove to a near by arts center that was on the campus of my alma mater. Like a desperate robber, I shook the doors, looking for one that might be open! There was! The building was empty and the hallways echoed. I was looking for a sitting area, and so I found one and put my laptop on. Alas, the internet signal was weak!

So I jumped up, sweating desperately, knowing that any minute now my baby would be on stage and I would miss him. Heck no! I ran with my laptop in me arms before finding a sweet spot that afforded me 4 bars of signal! Good enough! There I was…sat on the cold floors of the steps, with my laptop in my lap, in a building that should have been closed, and no ID permitting me to even be there. Yup! Risked it and I never got caught. What I did get was to see my darling son do a dance. ❤

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I settled down in my seat in the crowd. I had an empty memory card in my camera and spare batteries. I was ready, and the bouncing on my seat indicated my severe excitement!

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The place began to fill up when suddenly I hear Nikki’s voice.

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She had come bearing flowers for Taelor. I was so glad to have the company as we waited.

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So many adorable dancers doing solos graced the stage. Selfishly, I couldn’t take any photos of them and risk running out of memory on my card. I was here for my son. ((In reality, this was when I was racing about trying to find a place with a stronger internet signal, so I missed most of the show. Thank GOD the dance Taelor was in was scheduled for the end – the finale 😀 ))

Then suddenly it began. The music turned and the curtains drew open for the last time, showing a stage full of little angels. They danced perfectly. Most of them remembered their steps and kept in unison. It was such a sight.

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My favorite part was when they went from ballet to hip-hop. The transition was absolutely captivating and fun. You could tell by the grins that they all were so happy and rightly proud of themselves.

At the end, I was on my feet – CLAPPING! Like a groupie! It took everything in me not to scream out.

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Okay, I lied. I did scream out a few times, but I don’t care. That was MY baby up there dancing his heart out. Well, with other awesome kids, yes, sure.

They curtsied and got all the applause they deserved from the audience.

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I needed my hugs for sure! It was so good to have made it and to see him so happy.

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He hugged Ms Tati…

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Then Nikki said her congratulations and gave him his flowers. 😀

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He really loved it. Yellow being his favorite color, sunflowers tick a major approval box.

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I let him stay behind to play with his friends. ((In reality, I had to go before I was captured in RL for trespassing in the name of free internet…LOL))

That night, I went to sleep feeling so proud and so fulfilled. ❤

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