Saturday was Caroline's recital. Here she is during her tap routine giving her best roar. I think she's ready for Broadway! She did a great job and the recital was very professional as always. I give a lot of credit to her dance school because it's pretty hard to make a production including mostly 4-8 year olds look very professional.
My one big problem with the whole recital was with the other parents there. We got there 45 minutes early and there was already a line (no biggie, I figured there would be). It wasn't too long so I wasn't too worried. As we waited, people just kept joining the line in front of us as they had 1 family member come early just to hold the spot. Still no biggie since there were only about 20-30 people. Well, they open the doors and we go in only to find that those 20-30 people managed to take up the first 6 or 7 rows! There was literally 1 person for every 5 seat that was "taken" by a jacket, umbrella, program, etc. I was so annoyed. I don't understand why my daughter should miss out on the opportunity of seeing her family in the audience just because there is only myself and my husband in the area when her friend has 2 whole rows of people there because her father got there just before us and reserved a seat for him, his wife, both sets of grandparents and various aunts, uncles and cousins. I have no problem with not being close to the stage if all the people sitting in front of me actually were waiting in line before me. I have no problem with a spouse saving a seat for his/her mate. But is some sort of fair ratio too much to ask? I say, if you weren't there...too bad! Get in line like the rest of us!