This is a special blog post for all those dancin’ boys’ moms: Happy Mother’s Day! You deserve some credit, appreciation and…time off. Without your support, where would your dancin’ boys be–even if they won’t admit to your part in their success? So, enjoy yourselves today and give yourselves a pat on the back.
As for me…well…my husband has flown off to Germany on business and I am left driving to and from San Francisco for eight days straight including on Mother’s Day, because Julian not only has ballet class but rehearsals for the City Ballet Spring Show but also for the upcoming Regional Dance America convention and competition, which is just a week away. No rest for this weary mom, not this Mother’s Day anyway.
Julian is gearing up for RDA; he’ll be presenting his second ever piece of contemporary choreography–this time with12 girls (instead of just 3 like last time) and with very little help (unlike last time). City Ballet will also showcase a contemporary piece there.
The City Ballet School show will include Don Q and Peter and the Wolf. Julian has a large part in Don Q and is the grandpa in Peter and the Wolf.
He is feeling a bit uninspired–burned out–after a whole year of hard work at City and ready to take off for New York and the School of American Ballet (SAB) in mid June. I’ll join him in August when he attends Complexions. He’s really looking forward to those four weeks…
I’m looking forward to five weeks of no driving…I’ll be away for one week, and then my husband and I will get to experience an empty nest for the first time in quite a number of years–since both kids went off to Jewish camp. My daughter is staying in New York City for the summer, so, it will be just the two of us for all of July.
The only other news here is that our old 2002 Honda Odyssey with 198,3800 some miles finally bit the dust. Too many trips to San Francisco, I suppose. The transmission finally went (for the second time). We were forced to find the money to afford a brand new 2012 Honda Civic. Great mileage! And Julian, who had just gotten his license, seems to think this is “his” car since he drives it to school each morning.
I had some major stuff come up around letting him drive a brand new car, but I keep reminding myself it is way safer than what he was driving before.
So, on tomorrow, Mother’s Day, he and I will be off in the new car to SF…Maybe we’ll at least stop for a nice dinner on the way home.
Hope you have a more relaxing day!