Monday's are for Ella's ballet!
|(Ella is on the far left in the long sleeves)|
If you know Ella, she is NOT shy. She will and DOES talk to anyone and everyone. But at ballet....she is shy and quiet and nervous. I don't know why except that I have to talk her nerves down every single class. It is foreign to us that she is so nervous about this.
Ballet is hard work for her. And I have to reminder her that all things take hard work and practice and very few things will come easy. But if she loves it, she will succeed and if she tries, that is ALL that matters. My girl loves ballet and tries hard and she is getting better week by week.
She is a good listener (shocking, I know:). She watches carefully and only when confident, does she display that she can do it.
And sometimes, when she's feeling confident and good about herself, she lets herself get silly and loosen up and enjoy that grin in the mirrors!
And that little spectator, who spent on HOUR sitting in the doorway....
Was having a hard time just watching. She kept scooting a little further in, but was always mindful when I reminded her ONLY in the doorway. And she would flip her legs out behind her, and slide herself out and start her scoot all over again.
Watching is HARD work!
Life isn't fair and it is hard work and one needs to be patient, but the rewards....are tremendously wonderful when they finally do come. (especially covered in orange glitter:)