Friday was May Day at my daughter's school. The parents were invited to come in and watch the kiddos do fold dances. Once we got there we found out that the parents were all going to be participating in the dancing! I was OK with all of the dancing until almost the end. Then the music teacher warned that the next dance would be hard on the knees and that parents were welcome to "sit this one out". Lucky me, none of the parents in my daughter's class made a move to leave the dancing. So L begged me with her big beautiful brown eyes to "please, pretty please, stay and dance" with her. I suppose you are wondering if I was actually stupid enough to comply. Of course I gave in! I did the whole dance, and I am still regretting having done it. I am limping around like an eighty year old today!
It all boils down to me fervently trying to give my daughter a fantastically "normal" childhood. Though, I do have to remind myself frequently that she already does so many things that other kids aren't lucky enough to do!