I don’t like tutus.
There, I said it.
I’m waiting for an entire contingent of well-heeled moms to come after me.
I don’t know about your area, but in my neck of the woods, tutu-mania is in full force.
The thing is, I don’t know why.
If you are enrolled in a ballet class, then sure, wear a tutu. But am I wrong in thinking that even in ballet classes, they don’t really wear tutus until they actually perform in front of an audience? Right? I’ve actually never taken a ballet class, so maybe someone can enlighten me there. With the current tutu craze, that could be changing, though. Instead of being the provenance of dancers, they are now being co-opted by the toddler and even the not-yet-even-walking set. All around me there are young girls in tutus, and they are miles away from being in any ballet-related activities. I see them at the doctor’s office, the grocery store, waiting to pick up their siblings at school, and all other manner of places where the last thing one would think of putting on was a frilly skirt with tights.
I have so far firmly resisted buying my daughter a tutu.
She isn’t in a dance class, so I see absolutely no need for one.
However, I seem to be in the minority as tutus are becoming regular day attire instead of something you had to work hard to earn the right to wear. Tutus are so hyper-feminine, and while I have no issue with femininity or looking feminine, for some reason they make me a little uncomfortable. I suppose I think a tutu should be something worn for dress-up, and not out on errands. And yes, I am one of those stick-in-the-mud moms who think that dress-up stays at home.
My sister has threatened to buy my daughter one, as she thinks the Munchkinette would get a kick out of twirling around in it.
Call me an anti-tutu-ite, but I’m hoping the current tutu phase will blow over by the time my daughter can ask me for one.
A super-hero cape, though? I’m all for it.