I'm powerful proud of my daughter.
Ali is a dancer. I enjoy watching her dance. She's gotten quite good over of the years. I don't know how her mom feels, but I was scared to death Ali had my sense of rhythm (which is none.)
Turns out I needn't have worried. Her rhythm is spot on.
Yesterday she had a dance competition in Brandon. Dance competitions, I actually quite enjoy them..... now. It used to be fidget in the chair for an hour wait for Ali's 3 minutes and sneak out the back. Last night I even stayed for awards (yeah, I think I was the only dad there, plenty of moms. But dads could you put down the golf clubs long enough to come watch your kids? Please, at Ali's dance studio, they often call meetings and they say, "Mom's gather around." I used to get offended at that, and clear my throat until they would say, "Mom's and Andy." I no longer get offended, because it is all mom's. You know dads you're not making it very hard to make me look like a good dad. Ali has one friend she's danced with for 10 years, I've met her dad... once. He bolted into the studio to pick up his daughter, haven't seen him since.)..... ok, last night I even stayed for awards, and I'm glad I did.
Ali won the "Miss Sophisticated, Stage Presence Award." The studio doing the competition is called Sophisticated Productions, hence the "Miss Sophisticated." The lady explained the Stage presence award and I was beaming. Ali dances with a wonderful smile (even when she isn't in a great mood, which isn't often) and she acts the song as well as dances to it.
The judges saw that yesterday, it was cool. I'm glad that I was there to see it! Dad's the person you are gypping by not being there, just might be you!