The life and times of the Godfrey ten.

four minutes fun, 296 minutes of waterboarding?

Recitals, recitals, recitals. I have noticed that I spend a lot of time at recitals. This spring it is a little different. You see now that Alli is out with injury, just Olivia and Kassie are left holding the Godfrey flag in the world of dance. I love watching them dance, but I do have a couple of small complaints. In a two and 1/2 hour recital, why do I have to watch 2 hours and 28 minutes of everybody else’s kids dancing to see my kids 2 minute dance? It’s not that I don’t enjoy dance…. well okay maybe it is that I don’t enjoy dance. But I do enjoy watching my kids perform in anything. Maybe we could implement a take a number type of thing. You go in, take a number, and when your kid is on the stage that number comes up. You walk in sit down clap your fool head off and call it a night. Now that is a recital I would love to attend.

Another issue is the heat. I do not think it could be stuffier or hotter in that auditorium. The show is free, of great quality, and in a small town that equates to 300-400 hot bodies in the seats, and another hundred dancers heating the place up from their sweaty dancing. So there is naturally generated heat, which seems to often be accompanied by an odor for some odd reason, and not pleasant.

Not only did I get to do this Saturday for Olivia, but Sunday for Kassie as well. So that would be 4 minutes of my kids for 5 hours of dance. Post lunch, Sunday afternoon, darkness,heat and music all mix together to make a great nap time for dad. 

None the less, I am very proud of all my girls. They are awesome and they have some great smiles and they did a great job dancing this weekend. It was all Alli could to do sit in the seat. In fact she danced every one of her dances while sitting in her seat, and at one point got up and danced a jig in sync with her dance crew on stage, except she was back in the doorway. I feel bad for her after the hundreds of hours she put into practice and two weeks before the big show, her knee gives out. And I feel bad for me, cuz if Alli was able to dance then I would have got to enjoy about 60 minutes of dance out of 5 hours. Poor me, at least I still have soccer and soon you will too…. on this blog.


2009 Group Dance Photo

2009 Group Dance Photo

3 responses

  1. Jennifer Janiszewski

    Beautiful pic of your precious dancers!
    It’s a great opportunity for your girls to be apart of formal dance training~they can gain increased coordination, discipline, self-confidence and so much more.
    Thanks for sharing these precious moments~Keep up the great work and God Bless~

    June 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    • Thanks! There were several other pics, but I couldn’t get them into my library, so we went with the one big one. They all are doing great in it and I do enjoy watching them…. but only them.

      June 3, 2009 at 3:37 pm

  2. Alli

    Actually, the girl’s dances were a little under 3 mins… they don’t want to overload all the girls with a 4 min dance. I’ve had them.. and believe me, I know what I am talking about. ❤

    June 4, 2009 at 6:55 pm

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