End of the school year means dance recital night and dance recital night means one super happy and excited girl and one crazy, stressed out momma. On top of trying to remember every little bit of costume, snacks, backstage activities, flowers, extra bobby pins, lipstick, and dinner, treats and activities for the little brother in waiting, I have the dreaded task of putting Lucy's 20lbs of slippery straight hair into a bun. That is never a pretty sight and takes much longer than it should. Same goes for my application of stage makeup. These things stress me out.
Last year, Billy was out of town, so I was running solo. By the time I got down to the theater and I realized I'd forgotten Lucy's shoes. I had to race back to my street parking with Henry en toe, speed home, retrieve the shoes, race back downtown, find another place to park, and deliver the shoes before the show started.
This year, I thought would be miles easier since Billy was home and my loving friend, Rachel, who happens to be a hairdresser, graciously came to my rescue and did Lucy's hair for me. Things were going smoothly until it was time to go. Billy was running late, Lucy majorly ripped her tights as we were heading out the door (which meant an emergency trip to Target on the way to the theater, where they were sold out of of the right kind of tights) and forgetting to pick up flowers for our darling daughter.
But, once again, friends came to the rescue and Kristin was able to pick up an extra bouquet on her way to the theater for me.
Final Bow Finale Number
Henry pooped out before the three hour show was over, just like last year.
She did such a great job! She had a little solo pose in the middle of her class' dance. If you blinked, you missed it, but she was so excited about it.
This face is the reason I succumb to chaos once a year.
I couldn't believe how many of her friends came out to watch her. It really made her night to have her girls there.
One more photo op leaving the theater.
Now I've got a whole year to stock up on extra tights... I just wonder what kind of glitches await me that I can't prepare for!