Just Dance

Posted By on June 14, 2010

Gah. I wrote a post yesterday night and I published it and no one commented. And then I begged for comments and they were all not what I thought people would comment about. And in talking with a friend, she didn’t read any humor or anything in the post and then, well, I died. At work. Because Aunt Flo is coming soon and my hormones are on a roller coaster and it was Monday and well, I just took it down. It wasn’t bad. But when someone makes a comment that my drunk antics remind them of their childhood, it guts me. Because I grew up with that. And I would never want to poke fun at that. Or put my nephew in that position. TRUST ME.

ANYWAY, if you saw it and wondered where it went, that’s where it went. No more blogging hopped up on Benedryl after a loooong weekend.

BUT! I went to my brother’s this weekend to see my niece Skyler in her dance recital. Last year she did ballet, this year it was tap. And she was awesome!

She was a bit of a snot most of the day. Because she knew it was her day and the whole world had to pay attention to her no matter what. She’s totally smart, that one. So we started with a lot of photos like this:


And then we tried (successfully) to make her laugh.

But she did SUCH a good job on stage! She was so much better than last year. She’s grown so much. They danced to “Do You Love Me?” and it was adorable to see them do the Mashed Potato and do The Twist.

I can’t believe how old my little girl is! And how she’s getting to that age where her Auntie isn’t the be all and end all of her life. She has friends! And things to do! And stuff to play with! She has no time for her crazy Auntie. I knew this day would come. I think I’m still going to eek out a few more years of her thinking I’m the bees knees. Whether she likes it or not.

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


17 Responses to “Just Dance”

  1. OHmommy says:

    She looks so much like you!
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  2. Angella says:

    Please tell me that you’re going to frame that photo of the two of you.
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  3. she is so darling, look at those eyes!
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  4. gorillabuns says:

    seriously? you took it down? please tell me I responded but if I didn’t? don’t hold it against me as I don’t respond to comments sober or my written posts.

    now…. THAT’S how I roll.:)

  5. Mahnee says:

    Love the pictures!!!!! And she DOES look like you!

  6. Jen says:

    That photo of you guys is a keeper!

  7. mouncie123 says:

    Tooo Cute!

  8. slynnro@gmail.com says:

    Oh crap. I’m an aunt-to-be. I’m not interested in dance recitals. Good thing the new niece/nephew will live in Connecticut.

    (In keeping with the spirit of yesterday’s post, this is probably not a comment you expected. I bet you thought I was going to talk about how cute y’all are? HA JOKE IS ON YOU)

    • Kristabella says:

      It wasn’t that I expect people to comment a certain way. It was that I didn’t do a good job of writing and telling the story so people got the wrong idea and that wasn’t what I was going for. It was meant to be funny, not somber.

      Anyway, as for this post, you ARE REQUIRED to say how cute my niece is! 🙂

  9. Kate says:

    I love it! The first picture looks like every dance pic I ever had! I hated it. But she looks like a little pro. She will always think you are the bees knees she just won’t say it out loud as much!

  10. Sarah says:

    Wow. You two look related. She is adorable!
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  11. TUWABVB says:

    I saw your post yesterday in my reader but didn’t have a chance to comment at work – I didn’t think it was somber in any way and my comment was going to suggest that you love those kids more than yourself and I know you wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize that – so don’t be so hard on yourself. And they love you back!

    Okay – the first picture is BY far my favorite – she is adorable and I love the picture of the two of you together. She adores you as well she should – I think you are a great Aunt.
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  12. Julie K says:

    It comes back, trust me. My niece/goddaughter is a tween and I’m pretty awesome again. I have the magical powers of making Seventeen magazine appear in her mailbox, and I offer compromises when it comes to back-to-school clothes. We go shoe shopping together. Hang in there–you’re still awesome!

  13. Jess says:

    Fab pictures of your niece – so cute! And I totally missed your post and therefore couldn’t comment. Oh well, hope Aunt Flo doesn’t kick the crap out of ya too much.

  14. alimartell says:

    you know what;s so funny? One of the classes at MY niece’s recital wore that EXACT outfit!
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  15. tracey says:

    That last pic is really sweet. Such a lucky girl to have a devoted Aunt!
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  16. Schwerer says:

    Wow, she looks so much like Kim! What a beautiful little girl!