Thursday, September 5, 2013

OMG! Totes adorbs!*

Today was Maybelle's first dance class.  She's taking the Pre-K Discover Movement class at a local studio called DanceFX (which I've talked about before, and also before....).  They very wisely don't let the parents into the classroom, so I didn't get to see what happened--but I got to see her beforehand.  She was wearing a leotard and pink tights...and in general I'm not at all interested in encouraging Maybelle to fit into standard gender norms.  Not at all!

But she was damned cute in that little outfit.

She ran around the dance studio before and after the class, watching herself in the mirror, and her teacher said that she did just fine in class.  Periodically throughout the class the parents in the lobby would hear delighted laughter from the classroom.  When Maybelle came out, she said, "Dance class!  Dance class!"

It was interesting being in the lobby, waiting for Maybelle.  Perhaps this deserves its own blog post, but I'll say two things:

  1. It'll be no surprise to anyone to learn that mothers were the only people there--nary a child was brought by a father, and 
  2. It might be a surprise that I got to have a lengthy and interesting conversation with two neighbors, one of whom is a PhD, and one an MD.

*I don't think full-grown adults are allowed to use these words, but Trey and Catherine use them, so I'll pretend I'm quoting them.


  1. I heart totes adorbs! In fact it sounds like dance class was amazeballs!

  2. OMG -- so cute!

    and yes the dance class lobby needs a n=logpost of its own....

  3. That is literally the exact outfit I wore to dance about 30 years ago! Love it!

  4. I take both my son and daughter to dance classes, thank you very much :)

  5. I swore I wasn't going to do the fluffy pink stuff.... but, damn, if my girl doesn't look adorable in it! (ALMOST as adorable as Maybelle in her dance clothes).
    But of course we will focus on the fun, kinesthetic parts of Dance Class!