Thursday, March 25, 2010
This is Sawyer's second year of ballet at Creative Arts Academy, and although she did struggle with having a new, more disciplined teacher, she now loves Miss Kristina and loves "ballet-day." When they announced that the recital this year would be Swan Lake she was thrilled out of her mind because she loves the Barbie movie version of Swan Lake. And the fact that she got to be a unicorn really added to that excitement. There were a lot of days where she was really tired and not in the mood at all to rehearse or even go to ballet & I was so so so so proud of her because every time she would stick with it & try her best. That's better than I can do half the time. She's a rock star.This may sound creepy, but I think she just has the most beautiful body. She's always on her tip toes, and it shows in her legs like crazy. She's very strong & I love this picture of her back. One day, if she chooses to continue in ballet I think she'll like this picture, her posture is gorgeous. I pray that I can always teach & show her that being tall is way beautiful & I hope that she carries herself with pride & grace. I've tried to be very conscientious of the attitude I am helping her develop towards food, I don't want her to have any food/body issues. It is very important to me that I teach her to look at food as merely fuel, and to keep in mind that moderation & variety are much more important than any "diet". This seems so important to me in raising a daughter. If this is something you're concerned about or even want to straighten out your own messed up relationship with food, one book I would strongly recommend is Intuitive Eating.
Anyway, back to my amazing daughter. She's amazing. I can't wait to see what she does with her life. She's stubborn, that's for sure, and Matt & I are trying to figure out how to make that work for her (and us). One thing is sure though- once she knows what is the right thing to do, I dare you to tempt her to not do it. She is going to be such a great big sister. She talks all the time about things she's going to teach Abram & share with him. I know it'll be a tough adjustment, she's been used to being the center of our universe for a very long time, but I think she's going to be just great. In every way possible.