Dance competition season is upon us (it seems always upon us in this house) and many of our holidays seem to be put on pause to celebrate dancing instead. (Which, I believe, neither of us would change at all).
This Father's Day it was a feis for Aisling.
This was the first time Aisling danced in her new solo dress. I am certain she spent more time smiling than she did dancing. She smiled when she put it on; she smiled when we took her picture; she giggled when it cast light onto the walls; she laughed when we took her picture. The child was distracted by her own beauty.
And, who could blame her really:
Of course there is an interesting story to the dress: we got it super cheap (used; off the rack) and it's an "old style" dress. But, we have fabulous dance friends who know how to work a be-dazzler.... so it's full of gems, love, and charm.
As for the feis? She earned fourth place in her reel (one of five dances she did). She has a blast no matter how well she does. And really, what better Father's Day gift is there than that?