Sunday, 6 February 2011

Yesterday my Swan Princess participated of her third feis. Since she wasn’t nervous at all, I was nervous for her.
I shouldn’t have been. Not even for a second. She did wonderful. She participated in a reel, light jig, slip jig, treble jig and hornpipe competition. The last two on hard shoes. I could never remember the steps for one dance, let alone five.
She placed first on the reel and light jig, and fourth on hornpipe. Keep in mind that her class started practicing the dances a couple of weeks before we left for Argentina, and she missed a whole month.
I don’t know how she does it. It’s a wonderful feeling when your child can do things you’d never consider doing. Or that you can’t do. What does she feel up on that stage, in front of so many people? Does she think the sequence of the steps she needs to take or does she just let her feet remember?
I asked her, and she just smiled at me and shrugged her shoulders.
I guess I’ll never know.

My medalist and her proud mama

Isn’t she adorable?
PS: She’s been making bracelets to set up a booth at a boutique. I asked her what she will do with the money and she said, “I’m saving for my competition in Ireland.”
She still has countless feiseanna to win before she can go to Ireland for her certification. But do I doubt she will get to do it? Not for a second.

3 responses to “Gone feising”

  1. Christy says:


    My family and I were at the Winterfeis too! It looks like we have a lot in common. I write also. I will have to watch for you at the feisanna! Good luck to your little cutie!


  2. Oh my word, what go getter. My daughter tried it for a little bit – fun, but hard! All the best to her. Have a great week, Yamile. 🙂

  3. Valerie says:

    Congrat to her! And yes, she is absolutely adorable and hardworking and talented too.

Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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