I'm so glad that Pia's school has this yearly presentation of sorts for Christmas. It is not an ordinary classroom dance-and-sing presentation, fyi. They usually hold it in convention centers or theaters where there's a really big stage. Parents are invited and must dress appropriately (of course, unless you intend to embarrass your kids). I wore a Forever 21 dress (not that I feel 21 but it looks really pretty, you know) not realizing it was kinda short when I'm seated. Anyway, this school year's Christmas concert was my girl's first because she had bad skin infection two years ago. The concert theme was Christmas Around the World. The girls from their class, along with the other girls from the morning sesh, performed a very sweet interpretative dance in the tune of O Come All Ye Faithful. When their head teacher gave us instructions for the costume, I asked you, my dear readers, through my Facebook page on where's the best place to buy one. I mentally scheduled a trip to Divisoria since I really didn't want to buy the common dresses seen in department stores. However, a little like three days after the post, it must have reached the heavens. Somebody messaged me that she would like to sponsor Pia's angel costume. Hallelujah!
It was Jenny Giron of Solenn's Tutu Shoppe. Her online biz is practically new. She didn't have enough photos of her past creations then so I just gave her my peg and I let her do what she can. I am not exaggerating, but she's good! In fact, she did better than the peg I gave. The dress, halo and wings all came from her. Isn't she such a generous sponsor? So it really made me happy to know that she'll be busy for the next 10 days since she has to make 27 pettiskirts for a managers convention! Hugs to you, Jenny. You deserve all the blessings that come your way! ♡
As for my little girl, she got sick the night before the d-day. My super mommy powers (and lots of prayers) worked though. She made it with a sunshiny disposition. And guess what? Almost all of the people who've seen her at the theater said she looked fabulous. Her grandma (MIL), who went with us has nothing but good words. Whew. Thanks to the costume and her beautiful smile! It also helped that she was in a terrific mood. Unfortunately, I didn't get to record a video of their performance as I did on last year's Moving Up Day. This stage mom was at the side; sniffing, teary-eyed and was overwhelmingly proud of her graceful little dancer. In those few minutes they were up on stage, I looked back at what she used to be. Gone are the days of wreaking havoc in every place we went to. I no longer need to be a mom ninja when we're in public. She now knows that being calm is beautiful. She may cause trouble at times but she's aware of it and feels sorry after. She can now actually own the stage. She is, indeed, an angel sent from above.
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PS: To have your little girls' tutu skirts made, contact Jenny through this page: Solenn's Tutu Shoppe. She's an awesome creative mommy. :)
PPS: Special thanks to TL for the first two photos of the dancing angel on stage. ♡