January 05, 2005

Kids These Days

I decided to go see SG Jr's basketball game today. It was quite a trek but definitely worth it to cheer him on - boy was SG surprised to see me :-)

They were away so we were treated to the home team's cheer squad - OK, I'm stretching it, it wasn't a treat at all.

The music starts - hip-hop, of course - and they start bouncing their way to center court, so far so good. Then they start 'dancing'. Now SG Jr is in the 7th grade and he is 12, I was 14 in the 8th grade, so I am guessing these girls were between the ages of 12 and 14 (seems reasonable) Someone choreographed a routine, lead them through rehearsals and presented them to the assembled children and parents - a routine that involved moves no child should be making. The way they were dancing was as bad as the dancing I was asked to stop at the Penthouse Club (yes, I got in trouble for dirty dancing at the Penthouse Club - I wish I could blame it on the gin, but I didn't have that much. Wait no, it was the gin - yeah, that's the ticket! - I digress) I was shocked/appalled/disgusted by these little girls "workin' it" - and I felt sorry for some of the parents who seemed equally as uncomfortable.

However, our guys won convincingly and I am glad I went - but why do kids have to grow up so fast? And what adult was supposed to be supervising them but seriously dropped the ball?

Posted by Vox at January 5, 2005 11:56 PM | general

I'm sorry about today. My friend wants to hook up with you this weekend. Is that ok?

Posted by: rachel at January 6, 2005 12:53 AM

I know what you mean about the dancing. It's embarrassing to watch in a way.

Posted by: yayaempress at January 6, 2005 10:09 AM