Get Fierce: My Episode 1 Recap (Dance Mom Susan)
I live through my daughter’s dance. My mom didn’t have the means or the opportunity to help me pursue my goals and that is something that I swore to myself I would never do to my kids. I am trying to be the best mom I can be for my children, and helping them pursue their goals gives me the satisfaction and ability to rest my head on my pillow and know I have given them everything I’ve got. My mom is also a huge influence in Jessi’s life. Jessi wants to please her grandma and my mom gives her all the advice she can to be a very successful dancer.
It was a very proud moment to see my daughter at the top because I have been there every step of the way. I saw her rise to the top and it was an extremely hard fight. When I see her at the top, I remember the times she would get in the car after dance practice with tears in her eyes telling me that other girls were making fun of her. Her work ethic and dedication has gotten her here and I am very proud, but there is also a part of me that is nervous because it is a big responsibility to be on the top…once you are there, there is nowhere else to go but down so you have try to maintain staying there.
I respect the dancer and the girl that wants to give it her all and I want to make sure she is stress free when she gets on that stage. I want her to be able to show who she truly is. It upsets me that Victor and Angel sometimes try to tell me how to be a mother and tell me not to practice with Jessi. She is a child that can’t be rushed. Time and time again in competitions this has happened to her. She is rushed to practice before a number, and when she gets on stage, she forgets her routine. It is heart wrenching to see your child on stage fighting to continue, knowing that she has forgotten her choreography.
I think the bickering before the competition had everything to do with Jessi not placing first. She was very shaken up and very nervous and it completely affected her when she was on stage. I don’t respect that the mothers try to manipulate situations like that to get ahead.
When the group won the trophy, Jessi wanted to hold it so she could show everyone how proud she was of her group. She asked Hannah for the trophy and Hannah said no. Honestly, while I disagree with the actions my daughter took, I understand why she did it. I think Debbie overreacted to the situation.
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