Friday, June 25, 2010
Art of Persuasion
I think I have earned my persuasion badge many times over. It takes a delicate mix of logic, compassion, understanding, empathy, love, begging, bribery, threats, guilt and the mean Mommy voice to persuade the seemingly unpersuadable.
At 3:35 I received an urgent call from home. I expected to hear about ponytail issues. Sydney was outright refusing to go. She had a sore knee, she said.
"Sydney, is your knee sore?"
By the time I came home, Sydney said the rehearsal went well and was excited that she'd get to play with V on Thursday.
We have one performance down and one to go. I will be blogging in excruciating detail about the unbridled chaos that is (or seems to be) the year end show. If you care to do any advance reading, you might peak at my blog from 2 years ago How to Ensure Chaos at a Year End Gymnastics Show. You'll find some striking similarities.