I've been a bit absent this week but I've been wrapped up in a theme tray auction for dance that is taking place today. But I want to share this little story that happened while I was assisting Saturday morning baby tap.
My partner, Peyton, is quite shy. I've never gotten her to say two words to me but this Saturday I did! She came into class crying because she wanted her mommy. She latched onto our studio owner and teacher, Miss Terrie for a few minutes before her cousin (another TA) calmed her down. After warming up we were going to split into our partners. I wasn't sure if Peyton would take to me since she’s shy but she was okay with working with me. (!!) We started dancing and during each break I would talk to her, ask her goofy questions and she’d answer me. For me that was a huge step toward her actually doing all the steps without being so shy around me. By three quarters of the way through she and I were cuddling, playing peek-a-boo and she was begging me to pick her up. Also there’s a part in there dance where we they hide behind us “big girls” and we they peek through our arms, Peyton had the most adorable face during it. It was a happy silly moment and I wish I could have taken a picture of it! It was that cute. She was happy and in return so was I.
[We give them suckers every week and this is the one from this week!]
This is what makes waking up early on a Saturday worth it. Making these little girls happy and creating a bond with them is irreplaceable. Their smiles and joy make everything better.