I just posted this picture on instagram
It is so sweet and Elinor looks like she is trying so hard. We came home from dance class and Dave gave her bubble wrap. She decided to try her tip toes across them. But at dance class she did the opposite. She ran in circles around the teach, threw herself out and cried. She did have moments she was super into a song or something the class was doing but for most of the class I was sweating and getting so frustrated.
When we started dance class, she did awesome. It was so surprising to see this little tiny not even 2 year old stand next to the 3 year olds and do every move the teacher asked. I don't know if she is just too comfortable in there now or just bored. She can't move up to the next class for another year so either we will take a break for awhile or figure out what's going on.
I'm a big believer in books helping the problem. I think we will make a trip to the library soon and check out some books on ballet and following directions, which has been a problem at home also. "Elinor it's time to put your coat on, we are leaving now" "NNNOOOOO! I don't want to go! I don't like it!" That is also after a lot of warnings that we are leaving soon. Little miss independent always has her own plans. I feel like I'm saying "Elinor, are you listening? Look at my face. Let me see your eyes." all day.
Any suggestions out there??