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About lkgaddis

I have been working on this memoir-style project for a while now, and I'm excited to share it with others. My hope is to get as wide an audience as possible, and to receive comments, suggestions, and ideas to improve and expand what I have. I also want to encourage others to become curious about the topic of babies, and the loss that can come with the adventures of trying to start a family. In the world of celebrating healthy babies, we who know otherwise need a voice too.

Inclusion

Response from ballet class one:

Thank you for reaching out.

We have some concerns.

Your daughter is young–we only take four year olds if they have significant dance experience.

                 The floors may be slippery.

Your daughter may fall and get injured.

 We only have one instructor per class, so we cannot provide her individualized attention.

Try swimming to get stronger and try again and try again next year.

Response from ballet class two:

I would love for Evelyn to join us.

I have experience with other children who have gross motor delays.

I welcome all children.

I want all children to enjoy dance.

We have ballet/tap combo, or just ballet. Choose the one you want and just let me know!

I look forward to meeting her.