There are lots of restrictions for Ivy.
No swimming. Not too much sun. Nothing with gluten or lactose.
No sleepovers and no getting your ears pierced. No play centres or crowded places. Sometimes, even no preschool.
The reasons are varied and many. Mostly, it’s due to other people’s fears, that she is not allowed to join in sometimes mine but two days ago Ivy was given the go ahead to start ballet.
The little girl has longed to dance since she could stand and now her dream is going to come true because one kind teacher said yes because she can look past the difficulties and can see that dancing could lift her spirits and give Ivy the gift of freedom, a chance to dream and time to escape.