A quick reminder to myself…
My older daughters had a ballet recital today. There was some nervousness and some fright all around, although I think that middle daughter was the more apprehensive of the two. When their time came, they took their places and did just fine, albeit with a bit of a “deer in the headlights” look to them, especially upon completion of their dance.
Well, we all applauded, and MD was searching the audience for a face that she knew. Then she saw me clapping and smiling, and her shoulders relaxed and a smile crept over her face. You could tell that she suddenly received a needed bit of approval, and that she felt good about herself.
And that’s all. I have so much power as their father. I need to use it with love.