Our ECFE school had their yearly fundraiser last week. It was a "sock-hop" dance w/a raffle for fabulous prizes!
Dahlia's class (technically the "1's") were probably the youngest there - well, no there were some infants, but probably the youngest who 'knew' on some level what was going on.
It becomes very obvious in settings like these that Miss Dahlia is an observer to the core. She loves to dance & run around, but she will stand, probably for an hour (if we let her), in one place, just soaking it all in. I think the gym full of kids, the adults, all the loud music were enough to overwhelm her. She did great. No melt downs (til we were leaving) but she wasn' 100% in her comfort zone.
Towards the end of the night she finally decided she would join in & took Steve's hand & joined the limbo line. She didn't make it to the limbo stick (got bored in line) but I was impressed that she made the move.
The animal crackers were the highlight of the evening. That & getting to wear her Elmo dress.