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"! ;)