Remember the first time you felt you had to suck in your gut? How uncomfortable and yucky it was?
Well, Elli came home from ballet class yesterday complaining that her teacher Miss Erika told her to stand tall and suck in her gut several times. Elli was just completely thrown off. She's never sucked in her gut for more than a second.
"I cannot get as tall as the other girls. It's impossible." she cried out. "I cannot dance sucking in my gut. It hurts!" Uh yeah. Welcome to my world.
She showed me what the teacher had her do, how it elongated her body, and made her compact little body look lean - the way a ballet dancer does.
Elli's immediate reaction. I hate ballet. I don't want to do it anymore.
Ha. Get used to it missy. Nothing in life is easy. Keep practicing. Listen to your teacher.