The first mom/daughter thing that Tessa and I get to do together each summer is dance recital. No, I don't get to dance, but I do get to hang out at the theater for a gazillion hours. Really. Ask Edie if you don't believe me. And I enjoy almost every minute of watching my little girl interact with her friends and dance her heart out. I say almost because those theater seats have to be the most uncomfortable . . . well, never you mind, it was all worth it. I have worked a lot this year and did not spend time at the studio, so each dance Tessa did left me totally amazed. I had no idea how much she had grown as a dancer. Some people hate backstage time, but not Tessa. She loves it all!
watching the younger dancers
the shoes that are like old friends
the dinner break with mom between performances
the need for organization
the finishing touches