Wednesday, December 02, 2009

The Nutcracker... shoeless???

Today is Olivia's rehearsal for her performance in The Nutcracker this weekend. She is a bon bon and is thrilled to death! :) Monday I asked her to get out her dance bag, put her jazz and tap shoes away for now, make sure her ballet shoes were inside, and get her leotard and tights out and ready. She came in a few minutes later, close to tears, to tell me she (for some unknown reason I'm sure) has only one shoe! Are you kidding!? Two days before rehearsal, and too late at night to check the studio's lost and found that night!? Man! So yesterday we drove to the studio after school... no shoe. Luckily our payless has them. For 16.99! I found her tap shoes at our local consignment store, basically free as I had money in my account there from selling items which don't fit me anymore, her jazz shoes for 2.50 at the thrift store, and her ballet shoes for 2.00 at the thrift store. So I REALLY don't want to pay 16.99 for ONE pair of silly dance shoes! :( Since Olivia just got some money for Christmas and bingo this past weekend, she'll be paying for half of them and I told her I'd pay the other half. A big lesson, hopefully learned, about taking care of our things and making sure we get them put where they belong when we're finished! :) At least she can still dance in the show! Can't wait to see her!!!


Julie said...

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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