Mia’s First Dance Shoes

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Tiny Dancer

When I was pregnant with Joaquim I knew things would soon change and Mia would have less time with her Mama. I wanted to pick an activity for her to do so she would feel like she was getting some special attention and a little time that was all about her. Since she already loved to dance I signed her up for a tippy toes class at the local Y. She had fun, mainly enjoying wearing leotards and tutus; but the teacher was a bit strict for these little ballerinas in my opinion and just an odd duck in general.

When it came time to sign up again Mia said she wanted to but then refused to go to the first class! I decided to stop dance for a bit thinking it either wasn’t for her or at least not at this age.

A few months later Mia started asking about dance class again. I told her we could try again soon, but reminded her she didn’t want to go last time we tried. She continued to ask…again and again until I decided we would try again this spring. She was over the moon when I told her! I probably told her too soon because for the next month or so she would ask me if it was time to go to dance class daily. If I would say “ok Mia, we are going to _ today” she would quickly reply with “and then we go to dance class??” šŸ™‚ My tiny dancer could.not.wait. for her first class.

This time we signed her up at Brookfield Center For The Arts for their tippy toes class. They are basing their dance off a children’s book called “Pinkalicious” which I plan to get for Mia to read soon. It sounds like a super cute story and Mia’s fave color is pink so it couldn’t be a better class for her! Her bestie Morgan will be taking the class too which will make it extra fun!

Yesterday the whole fam took Mia to get her very first pair of pink ballet slippers. She was excited all day and her mommy was too šŸ™‚

We went to Ballera since the BCFTA recommended them. We walked in to a sea of pink and glitter and tutus. My girl was in heaven! She wanted EVERYTHING in that store ha but we settled on an adorable light pink skirt with sparkles and a purple leotard. Mia was the sweetest little angel getting fitted for her shoes! Until she swung from the bar…not ok! But sooo Mia lol.

It was such a fun and sweet moment and I can’t wait to watch her in her first class tomorrow!

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Love my girl!!

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