Friday, June 8, 2018

Being a dad

Two-year-old daughter freaks out on stage and has a melt-down. Dad holding the youngest daughter goes onstage to hold his daughter's hand and see her through the routine. They had practiced together.

He's a lawyer in Bermuda. He didn't want his daughter to be the only one taken off stage. He asked her if she wanted to continue and she said yes.
Jurors, police officers and members of the prosecution have even been giving me twirls and plies as a token of appreciation for the video. 
Even in court the other day, one of the magistrates made a comment about my moves that prompted the court to erupt into laughter. 
More to the story and lots more photos at Daily Mail.


deborah said...

The sweetness meter just went to 11.

MamaM said...

GAhhhhhh! My "sweetness meter" is calibrated differently than deborah's. Yes the dad appeared heroic and charming. He was fun to watch. He pulled the performance out of the tank for his little girl and eased the social awkwardness and emotional discomfort (for viewers and performers alike) involved with witnessing a public meltdown. That's the Graceful part and here's the Truth: his little two year old girl did not have the tools on board yet to handle in a public performance on stage in front of an audience of adults who (from my POV) were there to compare, evaluate and find the the littlest dancer's bumbles and missteps entertaining.

Up until age three, a child's amygdala and hippcampus, responsible for regulating and processing emotion, are not fully developed and onboard.

The amygdala and the hippocampus are two brain structures involved in fear and traumatic stress. The amygdala detects whether a stimulus (person or event) is threatening and the hippocampus, the center of short-term memory, links the fear response to the context in which the threatening stimulus or event occurred. These two brain structures also play an important role in the release of stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenalin influencing the capacity of the prefrontal cortex for regulating thought, emotions, and actions, as well as keeping information readily accessible during active learning.

AllenS said...

If she was older, the daughter would have said: "DAD!?