This is my conundrum: Maeve has shown a strong interest in ballet lately, and our local rec center offers an introductory ballet class for 2-3 year olds, which is only a month long and very affordable. There is a class that has only three children in it, so it's very small and she would get a lot of attention.
But here's the rub: it's a drop-off class. I have never dropped Maeve off anywhere, let alone with strangers in tutus. I would stay there in the building and read, so that they could come get me if she was totally losing it, but I don't want to traumatize her!
I bet this is one of those things like sleep training your kid. It absolutely kills you and makes you wish you were dead, but after a week you are SO glad you did it. But is this the right time? Should I push my little birdie out of the nest, or is it too soon?
I mean, the worst thing that could happen is that she hates the class after five minutes, never gives it a chance, and refuses to go back, and we've paid $35 for her to cry in a leotard. Right? That's the worst thing? She's not going to hate me forever or be scared every time we go somewhere new?
I'd honestly like to give it a try, I think her interest warrants trying something new, and even if this isn't the right time, one of these times I push her out of the nest, she's going to fly, and maybe it's now. And as much as I would dearly love to, I can't keep her in here forever. Ack. I don't know. Weigh in, if you'd like. I'll just be wringing my hands over here in the corner.
|Practicing her Gene Kelly|