Saturday, August 9, 2008

Too Cute


This blog post is getting a rerun because it fits in perfectly with Pink Saturday. This time I'm including photos of the precious pink slippers (or Babulay Slipelers, as Lucy called them).

I always hesitate to tell "cute little baby" stories about my children who are now adults, for fear of embarrassing them and thus not hearing from them until they start wondering about the will. But I'm going to make an exception because I just read Antique Mommy's story of her Sean starting soccer and it brought back all those signing up memories.

When I was a rookie Mom and getting all the hand-outs coming home from school saying "sign up for karate" or "it's time for soccer sign-up", they went straight in the trash because my daughter was born wanting to dance.


She started ballet at three and had the cutest little pair of pink slippers you've ever seen (they're in a shadowbox on the wall because anything that cute has to be displayed).
Anyway, I thought I should ask her about the softball paper she brought home one day just in case it was a secret desire of hers I didn't know about.
"Honey, do you think you'd like to sign-up for softball?", I inquired.

She paused........and looked very thoughtful.


Then she asked, "What color are the costumes?".
I had my answer.
Here's the shrine to ballet class up close. You can even see her name written on the inside so these wouldn't get mixed up with all the other tiny pink ballet slippers.

21 comments:

Antique Mommy said...

That is such a sweet little story. It's a good thing when you know what you want to do at age 3. I'm still trying to figure it out!

madrekarin said...

I have many stories like that tucked away in my memory. It's nice to bring them out again and give them a fresh view.
Anytime you want to come visit Atlanta, let me know. I'll take you to Oakland. But I won't stand on any walls.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Those were the years =D

Sandy said...

Oh, that is great. My daughter started violin at 3 - and it's just a way of life for her. But she does do soccer and sports (because she has older bro's). Fun visiting you - I came over from Julie's ...

Kari & Kijsa said...

Loved this!! wonderfully written! We have two sweet twirling ballerinas (and cheerleaders)... Last summer they were signed up for baseball, and were most disconcerted that the hats did not match the shirts, and the colors could have been more sparkly!! they are now back to twirling!!!

Thanks for sharing!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Lochlanina said...

So Cute. Happy Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Holley, I love this story. I am so glad you chose it to share with us.

Happy Pink Saturday.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely pink ballet slippers!

~ Gabriela ~

g said...

"What color are the costumes!" Now that's a girly-girl!! What a great story! Thank you for telling it.

Have a great Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

That is the sweetest story. I guess you knew where her heart was all along.
Happy Pink Saturday,

Take care,
Dawn

ceekay said...

Such a sweet story and I love that you memory boxed the slippers! My kind of pink!

Tracy said...

Hi, Holley! So nice to find your pretty blog...And thank you for sharing this sweetest story with us. Those little pink slippers tug at my heart and got me all teary-eye! Happy Pink Saturday :o)

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How incredibly sweet. Perfectly pink, and perfectly sweet.

Abuela Beauty said...

Hola Holley!!
So sweet story, and how old is she now? Dance?

Happy Pink Saturday!

Besitos from Argentina!

Silvia

MyBigMouth said...

What a sweet trasure youhave there and a heart warming story to go with it!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Joy said...

So, so precious!

Susan Hickam said...

Thanks for sharing the sweet slippers and the story. Great post. Happy Pink Weekend.

Anne Fannie said...

That is so sweet! Lovely story and just cute slippers you still have!
love, Ann

bj said...

OOOO, what a precious posting.
those tiny little slippers almost made me cry becausee they reminded me of all the little, tiny shoes and slippers we had around when my now grown kids were little.
BOOOO HOOOOO .....

Tonja said...

This is a precious post! How wonderful that you have saved the shoes and display them so nicely! Love the softball story!

Margie said...

The little *pink* ballet slippers are so cute, but I totally adore the question your daughter asked about the color of the outfits! I can relate to that!