My little dancers said this to me today during their first ever dance competition. While the team wasn’t scheduled take the floor until well after 10:00 am, the doors opened at 8:00 am, and I walked in there at 8:01 with a giant bag complete with two copies of their music, extra copies of the schedule, healthy snacks, a camera, an extra CD player (Just in case?) and lots of hair pins.

"I woke up at 5:00 am to do this!"

I also refused to allow the girls to eat any of the complementary candy in their dressing room until after they competed. Even my co-coach called me mean for that one.

Apparently being organized, carrying around a big bag, and making up well-intentioned (but possibly unnecessary) rules makes you a fantastic candidate for motherhood.

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