Wednesday, 8 February 2006

Halloween 2005

Well, we set off last night at 5pm. We went down the street to the entrance to the park and back. We collected a good quantity of treats and now we are in sugar heaven. We got home at 6:15 and then the kids watched the movie “Winn Dixie” until bedtime. A nice Halloween overall. We gave out treats to about 50 or so kids. We took pictures with both the Digital and my regular camera but the digitals did not have enough light and turned out very poor. Tyler had his turn for “Show and Tell” at school the other day and he took his “Shrek” Checkers that Ron brought back from Florida. He told the kids all about the “rules” for playing checkers. I took Hunter to Ballet tonight and she forgot her Ballet slippers, so she had to dance in her white stockings. After class, the teacher came out and asked if she could talk to me in the “staff” room. I thought “oh oh” but went in. She asked if Hunter would like to dance a “solo” in the Dance Festival and two other dance festivals in the spring. So, I asked Hunter if she was interested and she said “yes”. Then her dance teacher, whose name is “Scotia” (rather unforgettable name, don’t you think) explained that she and Hunter would get together for private lessons over the Christmas break. So we signed the “permission sheet” and Scotia went off to teach her next class. THEN I started reading the fine print on the back of the info sheet and it said private lesson fees for Miss Scotia-get ready for this (gulp) $70/per HOUR. So I went back up the stairs and got Scotia out of her dance class and asked her how many hours would she need to teach Hunter this solo. She said 2 hours maximum for a 2 minute solo. Whew. I think we can afford that, but my mind was racing and thinking that this solo might cost $700 bucks or something. Can you imagine, you would come out after Christmas and there would be no Christmas tree, no presents because we got this outrageous bill for a dance solo. Haha.

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