My daughter has been in a ballet class once a week for five months now. She loves it. She looks forward to it every week and talks the rest of the week about what she did in addition to showing us all her new moves. Today was Parent Observation Day. We have these once a month and my daughter is always thrilled that I am able to sit in and watch her perform.
However, today after every couple of activities she would run over and pleadingly ask if we could leave. I would send her back with her friends to finish the class. When class was over she told me that she doesn't want to go to dance anymore. This from the girl that wants to live in her tights and leotard. This from the girl who, since dance, turns everything into an elaborate performance. So, what changed? Honestly, I don't know. I talked with her at length about it tonight and she just says she doesn't want to go anymore.
Really, I don't care if she sticks with it or not. If she no longer enjoys it I am certainly not going to make her do it. However, I also don't want her to quit something because she might have just had a bad day. So, I am going to have her finish out the month and then revisit the situation. If she is persistant with her desire to dance no more then I'll pull her from the class.
So, I don't know....any ideas?