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Ballet Recital et al. バレエの発表会

May 18, 2011


The end of the year ballet recital was held last Sunday evening. My older daughter who reluctantly went to ballet practices in the second half of the year was in it. For 3 minutes on the stage, I was at the theater for 3 hours. So much for 3-minute performance, isn’t it? It was worth though. I put some make-up on my first daughter prior to going, just enough to make her look dressed up. However, after I left my daughter in the dressing room, the instructor apparently applied more make-up on her. My daughter’s group was the second to come out. The children in cute blue tutus came on the stage. There she was on the stage. So I thought. Nevertheless, I couldn’t find her because of the make-up. I spent a good half of the performance looking for her and I reached over to my purse to look for my glasses. Meanwhile I was snapping away with one of my hands, facing the camera in the direction my husband told me that our daughter was dancing. I was barely juggling. I finally recognized my daughter after putting on my glasses and by then it was already towards the end of the performance. She looked serious and adorable. Everyone on the stage did.

I’m familiar with this disorientation in my life. Lately I have had so much on my plate that I barely manage to do all that I am supposed to do. I am afraid that I’m missing out on something that I need to focus on while trying to balance everything: family, work out, blog, house-hold tasks, kid’s school activities, my activities, celebrations, etc. I’m ready for the school year to be over and go on vacation.

One thing that has been in my mind, but I have not been able to get to is to go visit the bloggers who have left me comments. It means a lot to have visitors to my blog and receive comments, so I would like to reciprocate. I’m sorry for slacking off on that part and I promise that I will come visit you!!

Thank you for coming to visit my blog.

長女のバレエの発表会が先週の土曜日にありました。3分間の出場だけのために、3時間も劇場に居ました。発表会は親が大変ですね。とても楽しかったですが。劇場へ行く前に娘に、私なりにメイクをして上げましたが、娘をバックステージに残した後、娘にもっとメイクがされた様です。発表会の時間になり、娘のグループの出番は2番目でした。可愛い水色のバレエのチュチュを着た子供達がステージに出てきました。娘が出ている!と思ったのですが、どこにも見当たりません。メイクが濃くなっていたので、自分の娘がどこに居るのか分からなくなっていました!娘が居ると夫が言う方角にカメラを向け、とにかく片手で写真を撮りながら、もう片方の手でバッグの中にある眼鏡ケースを手探りで探しました。眼鏡をやっと付けて娘が分かった時点では、既にパフォーマンスの最後の方になっていました。とほほ。

この方向感覚を失ったような状況というのは、今の私の生活を表しているかの様でした。最近する事が多く、なんとかやらなくてはならない事をやり遂げている状況です。やらなくてはならない事をやり遂げながら、生活のバランスを取るのに精一杯で、焦点を当てなくてはならないところに焦点が当たっていない気がします。家族、運動、ブログ、家の事、子供の学校での活動、私自身の活動、お祝い事など、やらなくてはならない事は沢山。今学期が終わって休暇を取れるのが楽しみです。

一つ心の中でずっと気になっていることがあります。それは、私のブログに来てくれる方々のブログに行ってコメントを残す事ができない事。私のブログに来てくれる人たちが居るというのは、私にとってとても嬉しい事です。特にブログにコメントを残してくださる方のブログに行くようにしているのですが、最近なかなかできていません。怠けていてごめんなさい。時間を見つけてブログを見に行きますからね!

ブログへ来てくださった方、どうもありがとうございます。

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. May 18, 2011 7:57 pm

    She looks like a super model! Can’t wait to see you guys over the summer :)
    Have you finalized your plan?

  2. May 18, 2011 8:21 pm

    It was worth it to your daughter I’m sure to be able to wear a little makeup for this special night! She is so cute!

  3. May 18, 2011 9:56 pm

    Awww, she looks adorable. how exciting, I can’t wait for Beli to get to that stage. She already says she is a ballerina (when she wears blouses that have ruffles on the bottom, she likes to twirl around and say, ” I’m a ballerina”)

    In a way it’s good that you are busy from the perspective that you are not thinking about being homesick. (at least that’s how I felt) but I can see that it can be overwhelming with all that you are doing. Enjoy the moments with your daughters. and your hubby, the most important people in your life.

    (ps. I now have two job offers…yay!one is part-time but a temp job then other if full time. so the decision will be very easy to make, especially with this economy)

  4. May 19, 2011 12:44 am

    She looks so sweet! I used to take up ballet as a child, but sadly, gave it up at grade 3. Regretted eversince though…

  5. May 19, 2011 4:07 am

    This set of photos is lovely! Hope you get some good rest and find your balance again.

  6. May 19, 2011 4:24 am

    I’ve totally been missing your comments on my blog Kaho, but I totally understand. Being sick I barely have energy to read and comment and now I am making an effort to do so. I’m sorry for slacking off too!

    You’re daughter looks so adorable! I guess they have to exaggerate the makeup on stage so that it’s visible from afar. But I know what you mean… your daughter is so lovely she totally doesn’t need it! =)

  7. May 19, 2011 8:35 am

    those pictures are so so precious!!
    and girl, don’t worry about everything, you’ll find a way to get it all done – everyone goes through busy phases!

  8. May 19, 2011 10:26 am

    oh yeah, too much make up on her, but she still looks cute anyway (even cuter w/o make up)!

    i think little girls taking ballet is so adorable and sweet. :-) are you doing the same for the younger one?

  9. May 21, 2011 6:22 am

    That is just so cool!

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