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Today, our son and daughter performed at the school where they have ballet lessons.  We woke up at 530am and got to the place at around 7am.  This was just in time for the agreed call time with their ballet teacher.  They had 2 runs of their dance and then they were set.  While waiting for their time to be called, they were given juice and some little cakes.  As they were about to go to the performance area, my daughter says she needed to go to the bathroom for some heavy relief. I told her to hold it.  It was a good thing that she was able to do so.  After their performance, I cancelled my plans for the morning and rushed home thinking about the scale of the mess she needed to make (Think of the hemorrhoid relief she might need, ha! ha! ) .Good thing it was not as bad as I thought it would be.

I think the moral of the story is for me not to give them juice early in the morning particularly during performances.  When your kids have a show, it would be a time to be adventurous with your food or drink choices.   Stay with proven staples until after  the show.   You would not want to risk ruining your kid’s pretty costume.  In my case, this would be regular tasty bread and water for breakfast. Stay away from stuff with mayo or are acidic in nature. These usually spoil or cause violent reactions in your child’s sensitive tummy.   A pinch of prevention is definitely better than a pound of cure.

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