Redstorm Posted May 28, 2004 Report Share Posted May 28, 2004 I was waiting for DD to finish her class yesterday when a mother came in with a baby on her hip and a little boy about 3 or 4 dragging her along. She asked the receptionist if they could just watch the class for a few minutes. The little boy was not content watching through the window, so the mother asked if they could sit in the back of the class where there were some chairs. The receptionist said fine, which surprised me. The gal who works at the studio said that this mother has come in before, at the insistance of her little boy. He has sat for up to a half hour, never moving, just watching the dancers with a smile on his face. He crys when he has to leave. The look on his face when they were dancing was magical. When it was time for them to leave, you could see how devastated he was. He cried and begged his mother to let him stay. After they were gone, I asked the receptionist why on earth wasn't that little boy in ballet? They have another little boy around 4 in a class that was going on at that same time in another room. She said she has tried to talk to the mother before about classes but the mother refused to allow her son to take classes. I was shocked and felt so sorry for this little boy. It was so obvious how much he loved dance. I almost said something to the mother asking why her little boy wasn't taking classes, but thought better of it. Who knows what her reasons are. A couple other mothers of little girls made some comments about how little boys are more interested in soccer and baseball than dance anyway. I replied that it was most likely that type of attitude that kept that mother from putting her little boy into ballet. The mother of the little boy in the class, looked up from her book and just nodded and smiled. I truley hope that one day this little boys desire to dance is recognized by his mother and she allows him to pursue what is obviously a dream of his, even at this young age. Quote Link to comment
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