This is more like it

Daisy has been doing ballet for the past few terms and really seems to enjoy it. Actually, she really seems to enjoy the frocking up, hanging with her mates and the bit at the end when they could free dance for 5 minutes. Me? Well, not so much. The running around, driving 20 kms there and 20kms’s back again, dressing two kids, rushing this way and that, getting afternoon tea, making sure they don’t eat too much before dinner, putting out fights between overtired kids at the end of the week…you get the drift.

This term we convinced one of my mate’s and School Mum’s who studied ballet for years that she should run the classes. There were enough little girls who were keen – about 5 which seemed like a good number. We could use the School of Arts Hall across the road from the School because I am on the committee, no one had to drive anywhere and it would be fun!

And it is. The girls adore it. The old hall in the village is once again filled with the sounds of giggling children and those floorboards have wee pink slippers on them once again.

And next door? Well, things are looking up in there too. This afternoon I baked a banana bread loaf for all the kids, the ballet teacher whipped up some (delicious) home made pate and I bought along two bottles of wine and some crackers. Cause that’s how I roll.

Yes, ballet is looking a whole lot better this term!

  • http://www.abeachcottage.com/ sarah

    ooh yeah, home made pate

    rock it xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09651116248452404269 Lipgloss Mumma

    Sounds like my kinda ballet classes!

  • Nic

    Love your work – sounds like win/win all ’round!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04885518999842201095 Gallop Lifestyle

    I want to come to your ballet!

  • http://www.ducksonthedam.com.au/ Alli @ Ducks on the Dam

    Well done! We also have a ballerina in the family – Miss 9 who has been going weekly since she was 3. Me? Not a ballerina of any kind. Why ballet ? We had just moved to a small country town. didn’t get a place at kinder for Miss 3, class was in the church hall at the end of the street and cost $7 for 45 mins. Win all round. Fortunately the church hall is right next door to school so the trip is only a few minutes. Love your thinking outside the square. Great stuff.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12010119572472733390 Lisa H

    There’s nothing like a bit of improvising. Cheers!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13205159281866934702 jody

    Um yes! I even want to join this ballet class!!x

  • Anonymous

    perfect solution
    everyone is catered for and happy

  • http://www.whatsarahdidnext.com/ What Sarah Did Next

    Oh! Oyster Bay is my absolute favourite!! My mother lives just down the road from where they grow those delish little grapes in Marlborough. God’s country, right there.

    Loving your attitude here, Beth! Nice work xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 Tahnee

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859110942745952818 Tahnee

    that sounds like the best freakin ballet class EVER.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13151973819133926868 Mama of 2 boys

    You rock lady! You have taken the stuffiness out of ballet lessons and turned it on it’s head. Ballet: Beth Style… and I likey a lot. How much lovelier does this sound than what you were doing previously. Any excuse to bring along nibblies and wine I say xoxo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13823564682558900328 Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky

    I never thought I’d say this but…. I wanna be a ballet mum!
    Pate and plonk, my kinda ballet lesson.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10155668418044222620 LeighRex

    FUCKEN LOVE your work Babymac – LOVE!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10297932355360477833 Melissa {Suger}

    This wine and I are well acquainted. You are a welcome house guest any time you like my dear. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07158259218624042271 Mel

    way too go…………just love this

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09292245808330934955 Jayne

    Mmmmm … Oyster Bay !! Oh and good thinking on the new teacher and new venue!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09754100790023579994 jodi

    oh hello absolutely stunning photo of ballerina running through light. Oh hello photographer Beth. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    Beth that photo! Divine!