A lesson on finishing what you start...

I’ll be the first to admit I’m SO guilty when it come to hobbies of starting projects and not finishing them. Mostly because I get SO excited and hyped up on new things I’ll often let things fall to the wayside. This year with working on my “patience” I’ve also focused on not doing this any longer. One of my fears is G picking up my “bad” traits so I’m extra sensitive to things like this coming out in her. When we moved to LA and we placed G in her Japanese school we were happy to find out she could take Japanese dance classes. She had taken ballet in NYC and adored it so we signed her up right away. It didn’t take G too long about four weeks to figure out the slightly slower traditional dance wasn’t for her. She was easily distracted and asked us if she could stop. Seeing an opportunity to teach a lesson we told her yes she could stop if she didn’t like it but would have to hold out till after her class performed this summer at the local Buddhist festival. She thought about it and from what I can tell set herself a goal. Eventually July rolled around and before any of us realized G with little complaints had accomplished her goal!

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I think more than anything she was excited to get to wear “real makeup” in public. 

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BFFs G’s actually older than her BFF here haha! She’s such a little shrimp. 

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We weren’t sure if she would freeze or not when she got on stage in front of so many people, I held my breath when they took the stage. The music started and she did awesome! We’re so proud of her and her accomplishment. Really is there anything better than seeing your child succeed (and learn a valuable lesson) as a parent?

It wasn’t more than 10 mins after she preformed that she asked me if she could “not take Japanese dance anymore and go back to ballet”, I was more than happy to say yes. Now to find a dance class in London. Any recommendations would be appreciated!