The mystery
Mar09

The mystery

Last Tuesday, two weeks to the day since she first had the problem with her foot, my daughter came home from school and announced that her foot hadn’t gone cold. She went to her dance class (she’s got shows coming up and I’m now taking the view that if it’s hurting anyway and doesn’t seem to be either her bone or her muscle, she might as well just enjoy herself and dance as well as she can), came home and...

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Brave dancer
Mar05

Brave dancer

I’m a supportive kind of mum. I like to go along to as many of my kids’ sporting activities and performances as possible. But when my daughter brought a letter home to say she was in a dance festival with other schools, I thought I’d give it a miss. Because it cost £10 and she would be in only one dance. I didn’t know if her dance was at the start or the end and I wasn’t sure I could spare the time if I...

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The crutch
Feb27

The crutch

Right now, my daughter can’t walk very well. The cold foot incident left her limping. She walked slowly and uncomfortably. It was tiring for her. I had to carry her a lot. Luckily, she’s pretty light and I’m sure that being a dancer helps her arrange herself in a way which makes her perfectly balanced and easy to carry. But I worried about how she would cope when she went back to school. There would be nobody to...

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