Our very first ballet recital has come and gone – our first as spectators and her first as a dancer. We didn’t have the slightest idea what to expect for the day, knowing only that she would perform twice. Would she be nervous on stage? Refuse to dance? Hardly. Turns out she’s quite a ham. No doubt invigorated by the thrill of being on stage, she danced some, waved to us some, practiced her winking (a hilarious sideways smile and blink of the eyes), gave a shout-out to her cousin in the audience, and then turned around and shook her imaginary kitty-cat tail. Not once, but several times. I laughed so hard I was a bawling mess. I shall be placing my order today for a video copy of the entire performance, which I believe also includes the rest of the class dancing to the Good Ship Lollipop, but I can’t be sure. All I saw was that cat tail.