I feel like this fall (this year?) has just been physically and emotionally exhausting!
Last week was "Nutcracker Week" and... now I can finally take a deep breath.
I think my daughter's new shoes paint a good picture of what last week felt like:
I sewed the ribbons on these last Tuesday, the day AFTER Tech rehearsal, so they didn't even go through the whole week. BRAND NEW pointe shoes now black and fraying and slightly glittery.
It was exhausting and fun and frustrating and magical. So glad she gets the chance to perform, though.
(So glad I don't hate the Nutcracker after all of it.)