Walking Sock Goes to the Recital

A good mom goes to her daughters’ dance recital on Mother’s Day weekend – and enjoys it immensely.  But limited knitting occurs, especially if Good Mom has to work that morning too.  Walking Sock got a little lap time, though.  Here’s some of what it saw:


Two lovely classical ballerinas, my two being on far left (faux Degas painting-ified) and right front, above (dancing to Tchaikovsky’s “Theme from Romeo and Juliet”). (Click if you want to see them other than as Tiny Dancers.)

Preteen in yellow leggings below in Teen Jazz Funk, doing “No Harm” (really an Oompa Loompa remix, don’t ask, insanely cool dance, though).

(Preteen in middle front below, as mom has fun with photo effects.)

And then possibly the coolest, funkiest dance of all, Dads & Daughters, doing “Soul Man”; you don’t have clearance to see the Dad, but he was right up there with Jake or Elwood, and rivalled his dancing daughters for stage presence.  They were awesome! Though the Gothlet does not really have four arms, only the two that are up.

(And I didn’t get dress rehearsal pictures of the Gothlet’s Jazz number to Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Pride & Joy”, or her very excellent, most favorite Tap number, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, or her Music Theatre Dance, “Welcome to the 60s” from Hairspray, complete with a bearded “Edna”.  Or the Preteen’s Music Theatre Dance, “Coffee Break,” from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”, which was a showstopper and also an earworm; I had just gotten it out of my head from dress rehearsal when the performance came along….Ah, well, my lack of camera that night saves you some gratuitous kid pictures!)

Prize drawing will happen later today for my Blogiversary raffle, and I’ll notify the lucky winners by email, then announce them tomorrow.  Good luck, and thanks so very much to everyone who so generously donated!

6 responses to “Walking Sock Goes to the Recital

  1. Very fun! Looks like a good mother’s day to me!

  2. Oompa Loompa remix? Now the traditional version is going through my head. Thankyouverymuch.

  3. martha in mobile

    What a wonderful mom you are! I want to gnaw my arm off during dance recital (except when my daughter is dancing–then I am exceptionally attentive). But since they often go on for FOUR hours, I thank the fiber gods for knitting…

  4. Oh, how I wish I could have been there! The music sounds inspirational, the kind that absolutely forces one to move. I bet they had a great time!

  5. That is the COOLEST thing, and it looks much better put-together than anything my daughter ever had — locally, that is. (’til she went away to the high-priced prep school)

  6. That sounds like a fabulous dance program! What lovely and talented girls you have . .. but of course we know where that comes from.


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