Sunday, September 28, 2008
my 3 1/2 year-old granddaughter jenna attended her first tap dance class last week. that's her above in her brand spanking new tap shoes. she spent the weekend with us and of course i asked her about dance class. i discovered that there's a lot of wisdom brimming forth from a three year old if you just take the time to listen. here's what our very precocious little sweetheart shared and the life lessons i took away from her reflections:
jenna: "mommy picked out which dance outfit i was going to wear. she took dance when she was little so she knew what to wear the first day."
lesson: always trust an experienced person when starting on a new venture.
jenna: "ava just stood there through the whole class and didn't do any of the dances. i think she was just scared or something. i think next week she'll do a little bit."
lesson: we can easily recognize in others the trepidation we feel but we still have hope for them.
jenna: "there's one big mirror in the room so you can see yourself dancing but you need to watch miss cindy so you know what to do next."
lesson: don't let vanity sway you from the course at hand.
jenna: "i can't do the toe tap very well. it's supposed to make a big noise but my shoes only make a little one."
lesson: we all have to practice, learn and grow in order to fill those big shoes handed out by life.
jenna: "next week mommy has to stay out in the first room while we dance with miss cindy. when i show her i did the tap she'll say "you did it!"
lesson: we can always count on mom to be our biggest cheerleader!
thanks, jenna, for being such a delight this weekend! you fill our lives with so much joy!!
Posted by julie king at 4:08 PM