Sunday, September 11, 2011

*Brittley's First Week of School*

My {first} grader. She is starting this year at Kimberly Elementary in Ms. Standlee's class. She was extremely excited for the first day; she had her outfit all picked out accessories and all. We got her to school {on time} and she was all smiles. When I picked her up she told me how good she was and that she made a new friend, "The girl in the blue shirt. Her name is Morgan. She's a girl." I cannot believe I have a FIRST grader. She loves school, writing, reading, and especially ART; this girl can draw and create all day if she could. She loves to please her teacher and listen (I'm not sure why this same principle does not apply at home) but sometimes she does for me too. This weekend while we were at the mall she pulled out this sparkly pink dress and said, "Mom, look at this!" As I saw the sparkles and glitter I said, "Oh yeah look at that, looks like you." She replied, "Yeah I love fashion!" Oh I love her and her little personality.

Brittley switched her earrings for the first time since she had them pierced when she was THREE! It was very traumatic and you can tell by the puffiness of the eyes that she was crying when it occured. They turned out very cute and she realized it was not as dramatic as it seemed! 
I signed Brittley up for dance again this year; it is a new studio and a new experience. I was nervous at first, but I was excited that the studio was in Kimberly and I would not have to drive in to Twin for practice. She is dancing for Amy Brown and Rees is dancing there as well so that way we will be able to attend recitals together. She is very excited to be dancing again...I am not sure how excited I am lol. I just hope she sticks to it. After the first day we had a little conversation like this:
Me-"Did you like dance?"
Me-"You have to go every time."
Me-"Because that is how it works. You either commit or you don't do it."
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She has this tendency to just want to push things aside...she is excited at first and then once she is involved it is not as exciting anymore. I do not want a child who quits everything, but I do want her to realize that once you make that commitment that you have to stick to it. I have been involved with cheer for so long that I understand the importance of commitment to a team sport, so Brittley is getting a lesson about life through dance! I am excited for her to be in dance and be involved with something again. 

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