7 Feb 2012, 9:04am
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  • Of Food And Love: Roma starts ballet

    Back in the day (oh that sounds so cliche) or in the olden days (as my sisters and I used to say), learning French, memorizing poetry, walking around with a book on your head to ensure that you had best posture…all commonplace and generally expected.

    Well, my kids aren’t in French, although I was just made aware there is a local group set up for children ages 3-6 to learn it if their parents have the extra $$, and I like poetry but not enough to make my kids memorize it and as much as I’d love for my children to have impeccable posture, walking around with books just isn’t going to happen.

    So, enter, ballet.

    Our answer to developing perfect posture.

    They say it helps build self-confidence

    Develop a connection with others (sounds so general, but evidently when working with other people who are performing the same actions as you are it triggers “mirror neurons” which helps us to understand the behaviors of others which in turn helps us to develop empathy.)

    She really enjoyed it.  We were instructed to wait until the last 5 minutes of class before coming in.  Roma was jumping everywhere, pointing her little toes and, in general, just tossing about.  She learned to “kitty hop” and how to give a “ballerina goodbye”.   Her version of both was laughable.  I can’t wait until a few weeks from now, it will be a whole different story.

    My sweet baby girl.  So eager to be a ballerina.  We’ve renamed her Romalina Ballerina.

    7 Feb 2012, 10:00am
    by Deborah Kordecki


    Oh Misha……..:-)))

    7 Feb 2012, 11:09am
    by Carissa Jackson


    So INCREDIBLY sweet!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Please continue to capture these precious moments for us outside readers/lovers of your beautiful children! Ballet was one of my favorite childhood past times. <3 Love ya Mish!

    7 Feb 2012, 1:32pm
    by Mommy Hobbies



    Misha, you have such a gift of words, and a beautiful talent for photography. You just capture the moment so well. Good luck with ballet. My girlie loves it, too. :) We really need to catch up again.

    7 Feb 2012, 1:32pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    Aw, Crystal, thank you so much.

    And, let’s plan a lunch date soon! Please, let me know when you are free and I’ll make some lunch for us. Facebook me?

    Absolutely adorable, Misha. LOVE her “stage name” =)

    Simply precious! Lol, and I love the new name. My girls were so excited to see SOMEONE in ballet. They’ve wanted so desperately to join but around here it is very pricey. And most kids play a sport. My girls aren’t interested in getting muddy. They’d rather dance!

    9 Feb 2012, 4:15pm
    by Mommy Hobbies


    AWw, yeah, we are very fortunate. It’s only $35 for the month. That’s the upside to living in a small town…


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