It’s Not All Mary Poppins

He’s not lyrical, but…

balletThe luscious, gracious strains of Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty waft through my living room.

The children dance.

Noah and Tyler jump, cavort and giggle. The concept of “beat” is a bit beyond them, but they’re loving the music in their own ways.

“I’m a fairy!” Anna exclaims, sweeping her arms from side so side in front of her. Gracious, smooth swoops in response to the gracious, swooping music.

“I’m a princess!” Emily extends her arms and swirls them through the air. Gracious (mostly) smooth twirls in response to the gracious, swirling music.

“I’m dancing like A AIRPLANE!” Timmy bellows.


But yes. Timmy stands carefully on one leg, then leans forward, extends his arms straight out from his sides, and lifts one leg a few precarious centimetres off the ground behind him. A wobbling, precarious, ungainly, but undeniable… arabesque.

Guess which one has actually watched a ballet?

February 26, 2009 - Posted by | Anna, Emily, individuality, the cuteness!, Timmy | , , , ,


  1. or yoga- that’s the name of the yoga position he demonstrated

    Gee. I had no idea there were airplanes in the year dot, back when yoga was being developed… 🙂

    Comment by Jill in Atlanta | February 26, 2009 | Reply

  2. Timmy, Timmy, Timmy!!!! I WIN!!!

    I love ballet. And your babes.

    Me, too. On both counts.

    Comment by gwendomama | February 26, 2009 | Reply

  3. The toddler arabesque – precious!

    I linked to one of your old posts today – about amazingly speedy (and healthy!) second birth.

    It was cute as cute. Of course, so is Timmy, no matter what he’s doing. (Thanks for the link!)

    Comment by Lady M | February 27, 2009 | Reply

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