Friday, July 27, 2012

Dancing Home

Well, it's been a long five weeks, but our little dancer is coming home today!  We pick her up this afternoon in Buffalo where she has been for a 5-week ballet summer intensive.  I think she will miss dancing 6 hours a day, everyday, but I also think that she will be happy to be home. 

She tends to battle homesickness when away.  At least now she knows that she can handle it and hopefully she has learned that she is stronger than she thinks.  I know she has big plans and hopes for next year's intensive--San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest have been mentioned, as have Boston and New York City. 

She also thinks she may have gained some strength in her feet for pointe work as she's noticed a different wear pattern on the tips of her shoes.  I spoke to her local private ballet instructor earlier this week who was at the intensive during week 4, and also thought that her pointe work looked stronger.  I suppose that can't be helped if one is on pointe 2 hours a day.  Sounds incredibly painful to me!  During these five weeks, she has gone through 5 pairs of pointe shoes until they are completely "dead."  That gets a bit expensive at $80-$90 a pop.  Oh, well, I guess I'll just have to make more bears to cover the expense!


It will be nice to have our family back together and have some semblance of normalcy.  Well, I guess I'd better get myself ready for the long drive.

Heaps of Hugs,
Cheryl

6 comments:

  1. Aww, I'm sure she had a blast, but you'll all be happy to be back together :o)

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  2. A very beautiful picture of her. I bet she will be happy to be home, no place like home.

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  3. What a wonderful weekend it will be for all of you.

    Have a wonderful reunion.

    Hugs

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  4. How special it will be to have your beautiful daughter home.
    Hugs

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  5. Enjoy having her home, Cheryl! How exciting! Hugs, Janice

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  6. What a lovely photo, bet you're glad to have her back.

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