Sunday, July 20, 2014

princess ballerina camp

This has been a tough transition for my "de-throned" baby!  She was seemingly ripped from her pedestal.  It was intended, but it's pretty much how it went down to a five year old baby.  We had a new baby and she lost her mom and dad for pretty much over two months.  It's good and bad that she is so open and honest about her feelings.  She is open about her dislike of our move and has been very vocal and naughty for a couple/few months.  We have been very patient and/or pretty much too worn out to address it too much, but that time did come to an end and we've had to "lay the smack down".  I don't like a season of discipline over positive reinforcements, but sometimes we have to do what the child needs rather than what I want.  She needed to understand her boundaries, and after a few weeks (who's counting) she's come back around to the sweet little lady we all adore so much! 

I don't want to beat a dead horse, but this is really how this went down...
Abby couldn't go to "camp" and I was very upset (as you may have heard before :) when Belle brought me an ad from a local magazine with a picture of a ballerina.  It was a princess ballerina camp!  Brilliant!  Belle said, "If we can't send Abby to camp, maybe we can send MA."  We took her advice and did just that!  We sent MA to Princess Ballerina Camp and she had a ball (pun totally intended)! 

We went out and bought her a leotard, tights and shoes.  She got to wear her hair up in a bun which happens to be her favorite way to wear it, and I finally allowed it... every day for a week!  She had so much fun and hopefully realized there are great friends to be made here :)  We did make some connections and loved our time at Princess Ballerina camp... we may even give it a go during the school year!

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