My little princess seems to be breaking out of her shell just a little bit. She has always enjoyed different activities, but since she started kindergarten this past fall, she started as self-imposed “time-out” from many activities. Instead she was opting for more Mommy and Daddy time, and anything that didn’t DIRECTLY involve doing something with Mommy or Daddy was just not of interest to her.
Well I guess she is now starting to get into her comfort zone, as the desire for activities has greatly increased. This weekend though she has also started dance classes again. She always loved them when she took them in her Pre-K school. She took off with a bang. Because she started so late, the first recital is not all that far in the future, but she caught on so well on the first day, her instructor said she felt she could be caught up to the other kids and be in the recital. Can you say PROUD?
Now we have not completely gotten away from Mommy and Daddy being involved in her activities (not that we would want to), but she has reaffirmed her desire to take ice skating lessons, so her and Mommy are going to do that. She also has a blast bowling, so Daddy will be taking her to the lanes every other week (off weeks for ice skating), to knock down pins for a couple of hours.
I am so happy that she is building up her confidence, and I am sure as she continues these activities she will break out even more. I just hope that we will be able to keep up with her when that happens.