Yesterday was Elle's first day at dance. She got dressed early in the morning, carried her dance bag around her neck all day, and even napped in her tap shoes. When the time finally arrived, Elle was elated. I was a bit worried because she can freeze up sometimes around strangers, but Elle took to dance like a pro. She followed the teacher's instructions so well and did it with a huge grin on her face. When it was over, Elle told me, "The teacher told me to shake my bootie and I did and nobody laughted at me!"