While we're on the topic of the Olympics...my child is going there....if they ever have ballet in the Olympics. (I'm not sure why up to this point it is isn't, winter or summer really doesn't matter)
Anyway, it is a well known fact that Alli is a tippy toe walker, always has been since she was first walking. She walks on her tippy's a lot. Runs on them too, fast. I don't even notice it anymore. I've heard all the comments about what it means and blah blah blah, but whatever, I think she does it when she is bored. I don't think it is a form of autism and I don't think she will need surgery on her Achilles .
Note these old pics for example
And now, I might just venture to be proud of the tip toes.
Naturally I put her in ballet this year. I thought I'd finally take some pictures real quick before class last week.
It started out like this (I wanted to pull her leggings down but she would let me, and this is what happened.)
Then I bribed and we got a little better.
Then I asked her to twirl on her tippy's. Well, all of a sudden, she went UP! ( it's a terrible pic, but you get it) And she could dance like this!
Maybe I'm crazy and all 4 year old girls in ballet can do this, but I'm pretty sure they can't ( and I don't want to hear it if your child can), and that is why my child will go to the Olympics some day.
And I thought I was paying all this money for her to learn 'Hickory Dickory Dock' and a frog stretch.