She’s Not That Bad!

I can’t believe it is already that time again!  That’s right folks, it is time for another installment of No Filter Friday.  Fridays are the days I share our stories where Skylar has left us red-faced and laughing due to her lack of filter.  If you are new to the blog or just missed an installment click here to read them all.

Today’s story actually happened on Wednesday of this week.  The girls are taking a pom/jazz class each Tuesday at our local YMCA.  The lovely gal, Heather, who is teaching the class had hoped to put together a class for kids with varying degrees of special needs, but unfortunately there was not enough interest.  I had REALLY wanted Skylar in a special needs class.  She has hypotonia (low muscle tone) and it affects her left foot pretty severely.  She is also pretty clumsy and has difficulty controlling her body at times.  I decided to let Hailey do dance and hold Skylar out for awhile.   Hailey started her dance class and after a few weeks Skylar wanted to join in.  Heather was happy to have her  and I felt comfortable with Skylar being in a class with younger students.

Each week there seems to be at least one new student and each time I wonder how they will react to Skylar.  A couple of weeks ago we had a new girl join the class and I noticed that she stared at Skylar a lot and whenever she said or did anything this girl would lean over to her friend and laugh.  That probably doesn’t even bother Skylar, but as a mom that hurts me to the core.  On Tuesday before Skylar’s class started I leaned over and whispered in her ear “Skylar, I want you to not dance right next to that little girl because she isn’t very nice.”  Skylar said “fine” and ran off.  As they were warming up I looked over and noticed that Skylar had moved directly beside that very girl.  I held my breath as I watched Skylar talk to her and hoped that she would be kind.  I couldn’t hear what they were saying to each other as the music is usually up pretty loud.  As I started to chat with another mom, Skylar yelled very loudly as she pointed at the little girl  “HEY MOM!  SHE’S NOT THAT BAD!”

I was horrified!  I was pretty sure only one other mom realized what she said and it wasn’t the girl’s mom so I was super thankful.  I quickly said “That’s great buddy!  Pay attention to Ms. Heather & keep on dancing!”  The class actually went really well after that.  I would pay money to know what Skylar said to her.  Maybe she told her that she needed to be nice to her.  Knowing Skylar she probably told the girl she liked her shirt and the girl appreciated the compliment.  Either way, I’m glad that all is well in dance class now!

Hope all of you have a great weekend!