Claire loves to dance. I’m not just talking about jumping up and down, or spining in circles like most normal two year olds. Nope. Homegirl can plié with the best of them. She turns on relevé with her arms above her head. And she loves (and I mean LOVES) to arabesque. There was an episode of Little Ensteins in which June was doing a “Sleepy Dance” to make some Nesting Doll Soldier fall asleep…or something. Anyway, she sings the moves she’s doing: “Rocking sidetoside.” Saute UP and down. Arrrr….a….besque. Arrr….a….besque. Now Claire walks around the house singing, “ArrrrABesque! ArrrABesque.”
Of course it sounds more like “Arrrr a Becs” but whateves.
Where was I? Oh yes, dancing. Since homeslice dances to EVERYTHING, I thought it might be a good time to try to teach her how to point her toe.
We were lying on the couch last night before bed, and I was showing her how to straighten her leg and point her toe.
“See, kid. Feel how tight my thigh muscle is. And see my pointed toe? Good! Good job. Now try the other one. Good job! Yes, I feel your muscle. Good. Next we’ll learn about turn-out. See how my leg is turned? You want to turn you leg – from the hip- out. And of course point your toe. See Mommy? See how Mommy’s leg is turned-out?”
I should have known she was a little too young to learn turn-out. Instead of practicing her point and turn-out, she looked at me for a long time.
The she said, “I have two elbows.”
Oh that’s right. I forgot you’re two.