My kids attend a non-traditional public school, where the arts are integrated into every aspect of the curriculum. Yesterday, as part of a lesson plan on balance and motion, our twins' class twisted and twirled in a performance complete with tumbling exercises and trapezes. The entire class our older daughter, Phoebe, is in is learning to play ukulele, which means she treats us to string-pluckings that are supposed to be, oh, Bruno Mars, "Count on Me." (I'm counting on her to not drop of out of school for a solo ukulele career anytime soon....) Here's a video of the arts in action in our living room (there's Phoebe strumming away as younger-sis Daphne dances, and be sure to note the wooden "Queen Elizabeth" doll that Daphne made me for Christmas).
The newest skill Phoebe and her classmates are learning: juggling. Most evenings, the aqua blue uke sits idle in favor of three ersatz balls (balloons filled with sand). When the balls were first brought home about two weeks ago, they spent more time splat on the floor instead of in the air or in Phoebe's pre-teen hands. I'll admit: I didn't "l,ook, look, look! Mom," too often because in the nano-second it took to turn my head, the balls had already hit the ground. Then I went to Florida for the Disney Princess Half. In those four short days, Phoebe transformed into a juggler extraordinaire, able to keep the trio of balls aloft for a solid minute; her younger brother has even gotten into the act, tossing her a ball after she gets a pair going with one hand. It adds a festive, let's-eat-peanuts-and-cotton-candy air to our family life.
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