This morning rolled around and guess what? It was Mabel’s first day of toddler ballet and tap class. Pretty exciting!
But I’m pretty sure I was more excited than she was…it was like another toddler milestone and she was just along for the ride. Lol!
So let me give you the play by play and just a heads up, all my photos were from before and after class. I didn’t want to be the mom pulling out her dslr in front of all the other moms (plus there wasn’t time)…maybe I’ll whip it out next class.
Anyway, we got there…walked to her class and then the moms were told to go wait in the lobby. I already knew we weren’t going to be allowed in the class…but they have cameras in each class that you can watch in the lobby. Okay, I can understand that. Mabel didn’t care that I was leaving (or so I thought).
That’s when it started. Crying…from a bunch of little girls in the class. I started getting teary eyed and then demanded my pregnancy hormones get themselves in check!
While waiting in the lobby we were told that we didn’t get to actually watch the classes until 3-4 classes in. Really? I wanted to see her first class. Oh well. I think they ideology behind it was that the first few classes can be rough of the little ones and they didn’t want to stress the parents out of the kiddos that were crying. Then I got to spend the next 45 minutes being proud of my little girl because she didn’t cry when I had left. She must be enjoying herself.
But then 10 minutes until the end of class, I heard a cry that could have been Mabel’s. The mom next to me said that she hoped it wasn’t her little girl, and I quietly was hoping it wasn’t mine either.
While checking my email I heard ‘Mamaaaa!’ and looked up to see Mabel first in line out the door to get me in the lobby. She had a big smile on her face and quickly ran over to give me a hug and a kiss. She didn’t look like she had been crying…but that’s when the teacher came over and told me she had been crying off and on but that she had still danced. Okay…not sure what to make of that…I hope she wasn’t misbehaving. There was another little girl that came out super red in the face looking like she had been crying too.
I’m going to guess this happens to a lot of kiddos on the first day…so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that next week goes a little smoother. My heart was sad to hear that she had been crying but she had been very happy when leaving the class so I guess it couldn’t have been that bad?
Have your kiddos taken any types of classes? Did they cry? Did it get better after a few classes?