Occasionally my girls catch an episode of Angelina Ballerina on Netflix. (Did you know Judi Dench voices Angelina's dance instructor, Miss Lilly, in the series? I love that.) It occurred to me that the girls had probably never seen real ballet. I quickly searched Netflix and started playing the documentary Ballerina. Despite having to explain subtitles, which led to a discussion of languages, etc., the documentary held their attention for a pretty long stretch. We were watching a particularly beautiful and elegant ballet when my daughter said the following: "Mom...Mom...Mom, next Halloween...next Halloween can my costume be a..."
Could it be? My very tomboyish daughter was getting a girly streak? She was appreciating the elegance, gracefulness, and beauty of ballet?
"...a hunter? I want to be a hunter for Halloween."
Maybe her younger sister will want to be a ballerina.
My housekeeping is certainly questionable, but I do try! Along the way, I share the dirty truth and look for workable solutions to some of the most difficult problem areas in my home (and yours). I'm clearing the clutter, organizing the closets, and sharing my progress. I’m a mom of two beautiful girls: a preschooler who thinks she’s a superhero and a toddler who requires me to have nerves of steel. I’m a work-at-home/stay-at-home mom, which means I stay up all hours of the night to work, and there is no such thing as a weekend. I love books, movies, and crazy dance breaks.