Parenting is a wonderful experience, but it also is an experience where you get to embarrass yourself… a lot.
I decided at two to enroll my daughter in dance class. Not only does she has a ton of crazy toddler energy to burn off, but she is not a home-body at all. She loves being out and about and gets extremely restless if we don’t pop out of the house for some kind of activity on any given day. So, I decided to sacrifice sleeping in on my day off for the sake of getting her out, and enrolled her in a toddler dance class.
This is where the embarrassment comes in. Dance classes are hard to find for two-year-old’s, since they are in that lovely stage of life where they just run around in circles instead of listening to direction. I was lucky enough to find an option close to our house, but it is a mommy-and-me class, which mostly involves me doing a below mediocre job at re-creating the dance moves, and my toddler running away while I look dumb.
Though I feel relatively sure she won’t retain many of these memories, we had fun and it accomplished the main objective of getting us out of the house for a while. We also made a fun tradition of going out to brunch afterwards, and it was a cute little routine that we enjoyed. We are taking the summer off due to busy work schedules, but plan to start back up in the fall.
So moms, have any of you jumped on the embarrassment train and joined a toddler mommy-and-me dance class? The kind where relatively nothing is accomplished, and every week there is at least one parent giving their child the “if you are going to act like this, we are leaving” speech?
One thing I was surprised to find after enrolling in this class was how hard it was to find dance clothes! I thought little ballet slippers sounded like a Target find, but quickly resorted to Amazon Prime after a day wasted shopping and no dance clothes were found. I have a friend who danced for the PNB (Pacific Northwest Ballet), and Capezio was the brand she recommended, and you can shop them in the link below.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Amazon Affiliates program… I am not sponsored by any of these products, I just really like them! I do however get a little kick-back if you purchase anything through the links provided. Prices are no different than if you were just shopping on your own 🙂