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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer

Emilia had her first dance recital this past weekend. There really are no words for how it feels to watch your daughter – your little girl! your baby! – walk away from you and then reappear on a brightly lit stage, dancing and stomping her little heart out, dancing and stomping for you and for a vast, anonymous audience.

Is this how it starts? Is it now that she starts reaching out to a world beyond me, belonging to a world beyond me?

She’s the one in the pink wetsuit. You know: the one who breaks your heart.


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posted June 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Totally cute!!

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posted June 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

So sweet!

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posted June 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Very stinking adorably cute.

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Redneck Mommy

posted June 17, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Dear Lawd I miss my Mia.
Please give her big Redneck kisses from her Auntie T.

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Lindsay Lebresco (Graco)

posted June 17, 2009 at 2:59 pm

OK- so maybe getting your daughter into dance isn’t that bad (I’ve never been a big fan of dance recitals) because when it’s your adorable kid, there aren’t words big enough to describe the cuteness!!!
My DD is 2 1/2 looks like I’m headed this way in the fall! (love the new site!)

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posted June 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

Yes dear thats how it starts.. you will turn around and she will be 18, wanting to move out, getting a tattoo.. enjoy every second you have.

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J from Ireland

posted June 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm

That is the cutest child in the whole group!!
I don’t know why but everytime I watch my children perform, I get so emotional and cry. My kids have come to expect that from me and as long as I don’t make a show of them their fine. I tell them that my bladder got closer to my eyes since I had kids.

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posted June 17, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Absolutely adorable!! :)

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posted June 17, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Enjoy it while you can. They don’t stay that young and delicious for very long.

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Lady M

posted June 17, 2009 at 11:35 pm

Deliciously cute!

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posted June 18, 2009 at 7:48 am

She nearly broke my heart too. What a sweet adorable little girl you’ve got. Be always proud of her.

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posted June 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

she is clearly the most talented child of all time.

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gurukarm (@karma_musings)

posted June 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm

Wowzer. On the one hand? SO cute! On the other? She’s the only one I can watch w/out wondering “WHAT were those parents thinking???” in re their clothing. Or lack thereof.

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posted June 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm

DH and I were actually talking about dance recitals for the Pineapple last night while watching So You Think You Can Dance…I. CANNOT. WAIT. I can’t wait until she’s in a little outfit, struttin’ her stuff (in a wholesome way, of course) for crowds of cheering fans (i.e. parents who are too busy looking at their own wee ones to concentrate on my sweetest of Pineapples). Your little girl is soooo cute! CONGRATS!

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