Saturday, May 15, 2010

They Call Him ... Twinkle Toes Tuuxedo

I've blogged before about my 9 year old's dancing feet before. There was this post back in May of '07. Back then he was the only boy taking a tap and ballet class with twenty or so girls.

Well last night his school was having a sock hop or sorts for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. He attends a small private Catholic school so we are talking about a total of about 50 kids here, and even though they are in different grades they all know each other.

My son comes to me before the dance and says, "Dad, i want one of those frilly shirts to wear. And one of those black coats."

At my strange look he added, "You know with the thing that goes around your middle. Like grooms wear when they get married."

"A tuxedo?"

"Yeah," he said. "So I can impress the ladies.

Of course I dashed his fashion dreams when I told him that's not what you wear to a sock hop.

Of course he had a fabulous time despite the fact he only got to wear jeans and a white t-shirt.



Yes, that is my son shaking his moneymaker to the YMCA.

And here is a picture of him looking sad when the festivities ended.
He acquired the hat and shades at the dance.

27 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

His desire to wear a tuxedo to a sock hop (LOL!) clearly shows that he's the reincarnation of that most elegant of male dancers, Fred Astaire!

Janna Qualman said...

So cute! I'm glad he had such a great time. What a happy little dude. :)

Being Beth said...

That's too cute.

Old Kitty said...

awwwww!!! You must be so so so proud!!! What a dancer and mover! What a budding star! And best of all is how he really looks like he's having the time of his life. That's really nice.

He's adorable - and I hope he gets to wear a tux to a dance soon.

Take care
x

laughingwolf said...

rhythm's gonna getcha, young fella :D

Mom24 said...

That's really sweet. :)

Naomi Johnson said...

The young'un understands "dress to impress" all right.

Kristen Painter said...

Too funny! He looks like he could be one of the Blues Brothers.

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

So happy to see you on my blog. I am finally getting back into the personal blog world after too long of a hiatus. Also, my son is also a tap dancer! LOL! He's 7 and performing this month in his first little show. Too funny. Great post!

the walking man said...

Those shades say "Jazz Man" that hat on the other hand says St Patti's day.

Beth said...

May your son continue dancing throughout life - to his own unique beat!

lyzzydee said...

How sweet he is (I am sure he is not aiming for 'sweet') But bless him!!!!

Hilary said...

Oh geesh, that's cute. And he'd look so handsome in a tux. :)

Cloudia said...

Your boys are your greatest feat of authorship!



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DrillerAA09 said...

LOVE it! We have a six year old grand son that has more rhythm than a couple of his older sisters. It drives them nuts! Of course he's more than willing to entertain them with his "moves".

B.E. Sanderson said...

OMG, what a cutie. And he's right - ladies love men in tuxedos. (Of course, they also love men who can dance.)

Smart kid. =o)

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grace said...

haha that picture of him is FANTASTIC! he's going to grow up to be a ladykiller for sure.

Bernita said...

he really said "So I can impress the ladies"?
He will break hearts, that one!

Lexi said...

Cute!

Clare2e said...

He's got the right instincts. Being fun to be around, not to mention swanky, will get you far.

Lana Gramlich said...

Hey...at least he's got style!

Frank Baron said...

In that post-dance pic, he looks like a mini Blues Brother. Dan Aykroyd would be proud.

As I'm sure you are. :)

Phats said...

haha I LOVE this post, that was AWESOME he got his pops moves I see?? haha this was a great post.

A tuxedo that's awesome

Mrs. Posey said...

Gotta love that face!

Lyn said...

Too cute!

Anonymous said...

But Travis, where are you now?