Thursday, September 3, 2009

Twinkle Toes

I signed my son up for ballet. You'd have thought I signed him up for a weekend in a bathhouse. What gives? Why can't a boy take ballet without getting a lot of shit for it? Owen loves music and loves to dance. Some of his friends are taking the same class so it should be a lot of fun for them. Granted, the friends he's taking the class with are girls, but boys take ballet too.

I had to buy him black slippers, black footless tights and a white t-shirt. They also ask us to pull his hair back from his face, which he hates, but he'll be so cute! I can't wait to take pictures of him dressed for class and am very excited for his first day! I really think he'll have such a great time dancing and playing around with his friends.
Why is it that it's cute when a girl does boy things but people totally lose all perspective when a boy does an activity that is traditionally known as a "girl thing." I don't get the double standard. Especially when woman are the main ones keeping that crap alive. The looks I get when I mention Owen is in ballet are hilarious! Women look me up and down like they're smelling onions. Say something....I dare you.
Dance on my boy, dance on!


  1. The thing that gets me is: there's gotta be at least some dudes doing ballet, right? And they gotta start somewhere. Someone has to be the next Barishnikov.

  2. That's what I said Dave, that's what I said.