Dear Dance Moms (and dads),
I would just like to take the time today and say thank you. Thank you for forcing us to go to class when we didn’t want to, when we needed the shoulder to cry on because we don’t have perfect turnout, for driving us to and from class everyday, driving us to auditions, paying for summer programs, countless pairs of tights and shoes…. Thank you you for massaging out the knots, for all of the chiropractor appointments, for the sacrificing of the thousands of dollars it takes to study ballet, for rhinestoning all the tutus, for dying all of the random things, for buying me that leotard I needed to stand out at an audition in… Thank you for teaching me how to do a bun, for coming to every show, for paying me to fly all over the world to audition, and buying me those special protein bars that are low carb…
Without you & dad I would have never made it. Even though growing up I would accuse you of being a ballet mom, hovering at the window…
And so on… It is your day and I love and appreciate you.
Now, I would like to take the time and thank my mom who had no clue about ballet for letting me pursue it. Then I would like to thank all of the moms who have helped me on my way. Thank you for all the rides, thank you for all the custom knit leg warmers and warm ups, thank you for all the advice you gave me and thank you for always helping me. I really did have a lot of ballet moms in my life, that I am very grateful for.
I hope all of you mom’s out there have a fantastic MOTHER’S DAY!!!
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2 responses to “For the Moms…”
Reblogged this on Ari En l'air and commented:
This letter to ballet moms says it all…and if not, it says quite a lot.
I am a ballet mom for 11 years and counting. I read your post i started crying. Is true and thank you for be so kind.