Sunday, March 14, 2010

Proud Poppa

Lots of Irish dancing this weekend. The girls performed at the Tucson Festival of Books Saturday, and today the girls walked in the St. Pat's parade and performed at Armory Park afterward. Tomorrow they go down to Green Valley for a performance. Quite the schedule for these little Irish dancers.

I love watching the girls perform, makes my heart swell every time. The girls put a lot of effort into their dancing, and that hard work is really paying off. Irish dancing has really taught them a valuable lesson: if you want to get better at something, you have to work hard. They've embraced that, and their progress is amazing to me. All the performing they do has given them real confidence. They don't think twice about getting out there in front of big crowds, they're totally composed. Even if they do mess up, they've learned to keep their wits and carry on. It's all very impressive.

All the girls, regardless of age or ability, are extremely supportive, there's a real community spirit. It's really fun to watch Scout and Quinn interact with the other girls. That might actually be the best thing about this whole experience, the friendships. I have a feeling these are going to be some lasting friendships, and it's a blast seeing those bonds develop. On a day like today, I'm really glad Meg got the ball rolling with the Irish dance. It's not the cheapest thing in the world, but it's been great for my girls, and that's all that really matters.

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