I'm so not a ballet mum! I lack everything in the area of being a girly girl mum! I buy simple shorts and ts for the girls, granny, babi and the aunties buy the dresses for them.
I'm hoping this will be a passing phase, that dd will NOT get serious about ballet, but alas I fear she will! Why not Hip Hop? Jazz ... I fear ballet, despite having wanted to try it out in my youth.
My poor IRL friend, I thinks she thinks I'm a lunatic! I emailed her a couple days ago asking where one could find a simple black leotard and tights, and heaven help me shoes that didn't costs an arm and 2 legs, and what do you mean they can't do ballet in sweats and gym shoes? She about died of laughter. Yes I was being funny but part of me was serious. For the new folks (if there are any!) my dd is 7, she is more girl than I was. She is taking a real ballet class for the first time, one that runs the year instead of a week! She has long hair, I don't even know how to do a bun! My IRL friend again, died of laughter when I told her that! She was telling me that most ballet folks take it very seriously - this is supposed to be fun for my dd - I can't abide seriousness at this stage. I hope they're ready for us, I seriously have no clue! If dd gets sent home because her hair is wrong or her clothes are wrong we're done for... I'm a simpleton, this is for fun. In all seriousness, I'm starting to stress over ballet - what has my life come to?
I want a ballet class done in sweats. This ballet business is expensive.
FWIW - if there is another out there as hopeless as me.... dd (7) found this for me so we could practice making a ballet bun!
Now all we need is some glue and scrunchies and a little time and practice to make it right!