31st March 12, 04:51 AM
It is, of course, easy to be brave when you know that Mum or Dad is somewhere in the wings, ready to rush in with protection and safety.
Not so easy to fly solo and be very much on your own - in fact down right difficult and scary!
Well Done, Son of Galbraith!
Stand and be counted!
All it takes for evil to flourish, is for good men to do nothing.
31st March 12, 05:08 AM
Oh, he looks great. I'm sure, Jamie, that you're a very proud dad.
Ah, to be young again...middle school and dances. For me, that was many moons ago>>>>>>>>>
31st March 12, 05:39 AM
A sharp looking lad indeed!
...Drain us of life and cleanse the mess...
I'm impervious to psychoanalysis.
31st March 12, 05:56 AM
Nicely Done. A strong lad who knows his own mind (and likes the kilt).
You both must be very proud indeed.
31st March 12, 07:37 AM
31st March 12, 09:13 AM
As no one else has directly addressed the OP initial question in the thread title "How should your kid dress for his first school dance?" except Jamie himself in the continuation of that title, I will chime in and say that your child should dress for thier first dance in nice clothes that they will feel comfortable in (comfortable as in "these suit me and express my personality", not as in "these breath and do not choke my throat or these shoes hurt my feet). Lord only knows that at that age social relations and expressions are immense portions of one's life and self image, practically what the world revolves around. Wearing something that one likes and feels comfortable in, feels like it suits and exemplifies their personality, is a critical factor in making these awkward and typically discomforting events as low in stress as possible for the young participants. And if the lad feels comfortable and "himself" in a kilted outfit he will undoubted ly come off as more self confident and comfortable in the awkward social situation. Kind of like taking a mental security blanket along with one on the "date".
Now, in the specific, Jamie I think your wee lad, excuse me, your young man, looks absolutely smashing and exudes that air of confidence we often only find in fictional characters like James Bond. I wish I could have pulled off that degree of self confidence and style myself at that age. I don't know why but I have the feeling the young man may get some of that air from his father, and likely a bit from his mother as well.
31st March 12, 12:00 PM
Originally Posted by English Bloke
That he does. Give Sinbad a pat on the back for me, Jamie!
"Touch not the cat bot a glove."
31st March 12, 05:47 PM
Im sure this topic is old and i havent been here for well over a year.. I noticed at first glance, your kid looked more like a girl from the hair.. Mabie he needs a haircut. But looking at the pic, he sure can pass as a girl.. Between the long hair and the kilt, other kids will he he is trying to look like a girl. He really should get his hair cut..
31st March 12, 06:19 PM
A man who wears the kilt probably doesn't care how others think his hair ought to be cut. This young man likely feels the same. There's much to be said about confidence in a middle-schooler; that can be a rare thing to find.
"I have inside me blood of kings."
31st March 12, 06:47 PM
Don't take this the wrong way, but you've ONLY got 15 posts here, haven't posted in over a year, and your first post back you decide to go all Judgmental on another member's son?
Originally Posted by david30101
Here, here! Sinbad is man enough to weather any (and doubtless there will be some) mocking from the ranks of 'un-enlightened' middle-schoolers about his kilt, why would he care what anyone thinks of his hair?
Originally Posted by Powermac
I hope my son grows to that age with the same personal strength of conviction and sense of self.