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Sunday was the dress rehearsal for all of the dances that had not already been performed in a competition or that needed a little more practice. Leyla was feeling horrible and had been fighting a bug since Thursday of last week. She was complaining about a sore throat, felt warm, and had a light cough. Strep throat has been going around and since it was Sunday so we had her checked and got her on some antibiotics. They worked and Leyla started feeling better within a couple of days. The bad news is that her friend Sarah on the dance team now has a sore throat and Leah, my middle child, has had a 101 fever all day. At this point I would be happy if we made it to competition alive. EmergenC has become our family’s best friend and the girls love the punch and berry flavors. I just keep telling myself Think Happy Thoughts!!
Dress rehearsal was intense! I think there were some dances that never got to run their whole dance number all the way though. April, the owner,stopped the music for every little mistake the kids made and even made them doing push ups. This had me VERY happy! I know what kind of mom am I?? Tough Love!! Yah! Hey, the way I see it is that you 'll never know when you’ll see the Abby Lee dance Company and we want to make sure we give them a run for their money (or beat them).
I recorded the dress rehearsal so that everyone can see little clips of some of the dances that are going to this week’s competition. The girls have worked very hard and I hope we do well in competition.
I am happy to announce that I conquered the competition hair without the help of anyone else! Woo Hoo! Oh wait, there is more; I am done putting Rhinestones on everything!! Watch out world here I come. Ha ha Charlie surprised me today,no, not a wedding ring but with a UPS box that had clear panel garment bags and an On the Go Travel Companion. He knew I had a tough time finding the right costumes because I had to go through every bag and it was always in the las tone I looked in. So he found garment bags that have clear vinyl in the front and a solid color on the back. They should fit around 3 costumes each. Perfect! I also picked up extra earrings and extra pairs of tights. Tomorrow I am picking up fishnet stockings and eyelashes. I am excited about the trip and have to admit that it feels really good to be prepared; what a relief. I don’t want to jinx myself but my rookie days of being a dance mom might just be over.
Charlie is doing a photo-shoot event with out me while I’m in Albuquerque. He even rented a kick butt lens that I won’t get to try until I get back in town form competition. I know he’ll do a great job because he one of those people who is good at everything. In fact he is making me look bad with the other dance mom’s. He sewed the clips on Sarah and Leyla’s costumes and then on Saturday he baked both Gluten free and regular chocolate chip cookies for the girls and made enough so we could take some to the other girls at the dress rehearsal. When Robin asked Leyla if I had made the cookie she replied“no it was Charlie.” I’m sorry; I have to laugh at this point. I don’t want to complain because Charlie is definitely my better half. There is no other person in this world I rather take this journey of life with.