I helped with Bel's ballet recital rehearsal and got to watch her practice her performance on stage with her classmates. She clearly loves being on stage, so I asked her how it felt. Here is her response:
Exciting. And fun. And exciting. And also exciting. And you know what else? Exciting. Oh, and there's one more thing that it feels: exciting!
Yes, that's an exact quote. A few minutes later, she said:
Someday I want to be on stage all by myself. That would be the best.
Hmm. She doesn't get this from me. I hate performing. Her dad? Oh yeah. That's where she gets it.