“This week pay attention to your surroundings and your daily activities and show us what holds endless possibilities for you.”
Sally’s words above for this week in this wonderful series called focus on life. Can you hear my picture? tap-tap-tap!
A couple of months ago, while dancing around the living room with Averleigh, I mentioned she would be a great tap dancer and that we should look for tap shoes for her. Toddler fashion, she didn’t really answer me, just kept on dancing. A few days later I’m trying to get her out the door, telling her we are going shopping. She stops. Looks me in the eye and full of hope asks “to buy me tap shoes?” I confess: “no, but we will keep our eyes out for some”. Time goes by and it becomes clear, they don’t make them as small as her size, not around here at least (and not under $60).
Now Averleigh hasn’t hit that stage yet where she begs or expects things every time you enter a store. In fact I found this great colouring book for her once and she wouldn’t let me buy it. So when she brought up tap shoes again and again I really was trying to find some, these were not “bratty” pleas. I checked the local classifieds –again – last Friday and wouldn’t you know there was a pair one size too big, but close enough! So the next morning off hubby went to get them for a mere $15.
Sheer joy! She has no idea how to tap dance but she doesn’t know that. I kinda love that. I checked for lessons but it seems you have to be four (!) to get to tap class. If you are not quite 3 you miss out on every other dance class that’s not for real young ones for this season. So back to gymnastics for the spring and maybe the fall will bring jazz or hip-hop or …
Yes, I think the possibilities for what she would like to explore with her time are truly endless. Which will be a whole lot of fun if I can remember to show her a path or two but let her lead the way.
Now off to be inspired by all the possibilities being shared at the studio sublime.