Coco has been fascinated with ballet since . . ., well, as long as I can remember. She has always had multiple tutus, she has watched the Barbie ballet movies multiple times ("Barbie of Swan Lake" and "Barbie in the Pink Shoes," both of which are actually quite good), and she has been putting on dance shows for some time now. Finally, in January, she started her first official ballet class.
|First official ballet class, Friday, January 8, 2016|
City Ballet, San Francisco
Finding a ballet class was no easy task, or at least finding one that worked into our schedule was no easy task. Let's just say it took Ken a lot of time, a lot of Internet research, and a detailed spreadsheet to find a ballet class for three- to four-year-olds, somewhere within a reasonable distance from our house, on a Monday, a Friday or at the end of the day on a Wednesday, and accepting new students in January. Fortunately we found a class at 4:00 p.m on Friday afternoons at City Ballet -- which is about as ideal as we could have hoped for.
We have to give a shout out to our friend Eric who took Coco to ballet class on her first day -- when attendance was required and when Ken and I were both out of town. He even took a picture for us!
Usually, Ken takes Coco to her class and then takes Margot and Flynn to Zuni, a restaurant Ken used to frequent for cocktails and dinners with friends "back in the day." Now he sips apple juice and munches on French fries.
|Waiting for apple juice and French fries|