The school year is wrapping up. Next week is our last week and then I’ll be packing our supplies to ship back to headquarters… until next school year come August. Not only is our school year ending, my daughter is finishing her middle school career. Next year she enters high school. It’s the same online platform she’s adjusted to over the last two years, but it’s still high school. Remember high school? The beginning of the end.
Last night was performance night for our kids/performers at Kidz in Stepz. My daughter’s been taking gymnastics classes with them since last year. The growth I’ve seen in her, comparing this season to last season, leaves me speechless. Last years showcase theme was “This is Me” and the girls performed their skills to “The Greatest Showman”. This year it was “Moment of Truth” and the girls performed to “Ways to be Wicked”. Want to know how ironically cool this is? If you didn’t already know, “Ways to be Wicked” is the opening scene in Descendants 2, the movie. My daughter practically lives and breathes Descendants; her favorites are villain kids Mal and Uma. She has posters, barbie dolls, I made her a bouquet of ‘Descendants’ pen-toppers for Easter, displaying them in a purple, plastic, double-walled travel cup vase I decorated with ‘Descendants’ printouts, and I’m working on my own ‘Descendants’ inspired sketches to make her some t-shirts. I was going to take a photo of the bouquet to share, but I completely forgot until after she took it apart and filled the cup with water. I’m currently working on a remedy to change that.
Anyway, while last year’s showcase brought me to tears, watching the kids dance and perform their hearts to the fullest, this year proved to be every bit just as entertaining and tear filled. The daddy dancers were all such awesome sports, dancing on stage, in the spotlight, with their little hearts of adorable innocence. Then there was the teacher routine; a show by itself, it was so entertaining. My face hurts from all the ear to ear smiling I did. I laughed so much!
The kids were absolutely remarkable, right down to the tiny tots. Remembering a lot of the faces from last years performance, we went into the new year, and I didn’t see a lot of them. Not until last night. I can’t believe how much many of them have grown. Looking at my daughter’s gymnastics photo from last year and comparing it to her photo this year, her growth stuns me. I’m filled with mixed emotions. She’s taller, but she’s still and will always be lean and petite. She’s progressing physically and in physical stature as a gymnast. Her confidence level blows the roof when she’s in practice and it shows. She’s a team supporter, but really, they all are! They are all team supporters; supporting each other every dance step of the way!
I can’t wait to see next year at Kidz In Stepz!
Well, that’s all for now. Until next time!
Thanks y’all for reading!