June 15, 2009 8:55:15 AM PDT
Today has been a big day for my nine-year-old daughter. First she performed in a talent show at her school. She choreographed, practiced, then performed her own dance/hiphop/gymnastics routine on the stage in front of her whole school! (She's in grade three.) She another mom she wished she could pole dance for the talent show! teehee.
Then, after school, she was awarded the yellow belt in her seikido class. She skipped three stripes to go from a white to yellow belt. It is so amazing to watch her becoming the little woman she is.
Funny part: When she was choreographing her song, she ended it on the floor kicking her feet up and then laid down for the last beat of the song. I told her I thought she should come up with a different ending but she didn't want to. So I told her it was because she looked like she was being sexy - like a stripper. So she changed it. lol I'm sure there's probably some preconceived notions among parents and teachers at her school.