“Grandmas don’t just say ‘That’s nice’ . . .
they reel back and roll their eyes
and throw up their hands and smile.
You get your money’s worth out of grandmas !”
Where was I when my little daughters were this age? I don’t recall knowing anything about tutus. Well, actually I knew about them but not how to make them. I don’t recall that there were boutiques everywhere . . . selling things like tutus. In fact, boutiques are a fairly new thing. When I was a child they were called “bazaars” and they seldom had things for children except crocheted baby booties. I made tutus for Christmas. I made them out of “mint green” and “candy apple red”. Even the names of colors sound better today than they did in the past. When my little granddaughters put them on . . along with matching tights and a sparkle headband . . . I thought that I was watching a performance of The Nutcracker ! I even made tutus for their dollies. I made them VERY full and fat. The tutus were so full that they rose up around their pretty faces. It didn’t matter if they sat on their tutus or stashed their tutus under their beds. It didn’t matter if they laid on them. They could actually wear their tutus over anything at all and still look like dancers. A tutu costs about two dollars to make and is worth every penny !
“Everything you can imagine is real.”
“Dancing is like dreaming with your feet.”