We had a house showing in the morning on Sunday. The showing came after what seems like the longest day of the year in our house – dance recital day. 3 dancing girls + a really enthusiastic dance studio owner = 7 different dance numbers and 11 costumes (and luckily only 8 hair changes). Dance recital day starts at 7 in the morning with a protein-packed breakfast and the unnatural act of putting makeup on children. After that it’s down to the performing arts center for a dress rehearsal that lasts from 8:30am – until you finish all your dances. For us, that meant 2pm. Then it’s back home to “rest” until we have to re-do all the hair and make-up and be back downtown for the performance at 6:30. The curtain goes up at 7 and at 10pm we are still taking photos and packing the rolling wardrobes up. Longest.Day.of.the.Year. But the kids love it, so we do it.