12/19/12

Dance recitals can be scary, I get it.



Ivy was super pumped all week long for her end-of-the-year dance recital. She got to wear lipstick and blush and even a fancy red leotard that her teacher provided. Both Grandmas and Papas had promised to come watch her dance, her favorite Aunt Shan and Uncle Brad reserved seats in the audience, and rumor had it that Mr. Santa Claus himself would even make an appearance! Well, morning of her recital things were smooth-sailing up until we arrived at the studio. I think nerves got the best of her and she immediately dropped to the ground the second her music started playing. She sobbed face down the entire time, and not knowing proper 'Dance Mom' etiquette, I nervously laughed in the audience while Geoff snapped these sad (but super hilarious) pictures. I thought about intervening and saving her at one point, but then a certain 30 Rock scene popped into my head and I felt like I wouldn't have been able to help but entering and exiting the stage exactly like so. When I decided it was best for everyone that I remain seated, I was like, "It's all you girlfriend, you got this!" even though she totally didn't. After the recital and her nervous meltdown was over, she got a present and candy cane from Santa and things were cool again. I'm now trying to find an extra curricular for her that requires only receiving gifts and eating candy, cause she loved that part the most. ;) Ivy girl, I'm still super proud of you for your killer performance, you couldn't pay me to stand on a stage in front of all those people (so I so clearly proved when you needed rescuing!). Now that I've said that, I think I'm allowed to post this kind of humiliating picture of you (ahem, that I've highlighted per your convenience). You'll get 'em next time, kid!
Thank you to family who came and showed your support, it meant a lot. I know you guys keep saying that you loved the memorable performance she gave on Monday morning, but yesterday in dance class her teacher let her have a "do-over" to prove to you guys that she really does (kind of) enjoy it sometimes, so stay tuned for "Ivy Take 2"! ;)

17 comments:

Clare from Suddenly City said...

Oh my goodness - I'm having flashbacks of my 4 year old dance recital where I threw such a fit and wouldn't let my mom take pictures. So sad!

At least Ivy looked like a doll while rolling on the floor!And she will certainly love to see these pics when she's older.

shanna kesler said...

this is one dance recital i'll never forget. it was equal parts adorable and hilarious. now that you mention it, the only thing that could have topped it was you liz lemon dancing onto the stage...

Celeste Rubalcava said...

ivy, you stole the show! wish we could have seen a video clip as well! and wowza does ivy look like her grandma! the one with the brown hair and scarf, no they both have that... Well you know the one that looks exactly like ivy!

erin m judd said...

that is so hilarious! I love it!

White Family said...

That performance was priceless! We love our Ivy Girl, whether she feels like performing, or not!

kelsey bang said...

wow, that picture is priceless! I proud of her for going on stage! if you find something with candy and presents, I want to join :)!

Jessie said...

This is gut-wrenching hilarious! That is a performance in and of itself.

Stefani said...

Oh my goodness, that picture is adorable. And no worries, Ivy - I would've have done the same thing if I had to dance in front of all of those people. :-)

Heidi and Bryan said...

Oh man, poor thing! YOu guys won't forget this dance recital!

Jenna said...

That is too funny. Proof that kids just express what we're all feeling on the inside.

Jenny B said...

I am DYING right now. This is the funniest.

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my, that is hilarious and pitiful at the same time:) My daughter ended up being the star of her show (I totally pegged her as a crier!) So glad you laughed it off and it will become a great memory for you all. Love!

chelsey meyer said...

i seriously just awkwardly giggled for like 5 minutes over this.

Lynsi said...

this girl has so much personality... I love that she just did what she felt like doing! She looks darling doing anything and everything... even crying on the floor in the middle of the stage!
Such a good story, she will love to hear about this one whens she older!

Cassandra Genevieve Hammer said...

funniest thing ever!!! I love it.

Holly @MistersandMaids said...

Awww! Life is rough sometimes little lady, but you sure do make one cute ballerina!

tee said...

what makes it even funnier is you can see Geoff in the mirror taking the photo! i'm sure it was an awesome family moment :)