We thought it would be nice to have Grace home in the afternoons again, but she on the other hand, loved being involved in a sport that kept her physically fit and motivated to keep her grades up. She suggested "wrestling" last week. My mouth dropped open. "How could you go from being a graceful dancer to rolling on the floor and fighting?" Dustin thought it would be okay as long as she only wrestled with girls but I was against the idea from the start. No wrestling for my little girl who is on her way to becoming a lady.
Then...the most exciting thing happened. She was asked to be on the All Star "Elite" dance team for our area. This would mean more practices for her and sacrifices on our part, as well as another trip to Florida for WORLDS in April. She has promised to keep her grades up (and rub Dustin's feet any time he wants) if we let her join the team. After discussing some things, Dustin and I agreed that this was something that we wanted her to do. I like having something to pre-occupy her time, it keeps her too busy to get into any trouble.
Grace puts her heart and soul into her dancing and it shows. I am a very proud mommy.