I've been following this thread, and I'm so glad to see the outcome!
Also wanted to add my own little moment from last night.
I danced from 6 yrs -21 yrs old, and it was just such a wonderful addition to my life, I will always treasure it. WHen we had DS, I started concocting in my mind ways to get DH to agree to let him try it - DH is a weird guy, sometimes very open and sensitive about typically gender-sterotyped things, sometimes not...and the guys at work get great joy out of teasing him about DS taking piano, singing, listening to classical music, etc
: (DH is in a very "manly" industry) but DH has great comebacks, like - 'Whatever, we'll see who's kid is more well adjusted and successful in 30 years', or something like that.
So out of the blue last night, at dinner, he's telling me about one of their customers (a guy) who came in that day, who owns a local dance studio, and one of his coworkers was 'teasing' him and said, "so I suppose you'd be OK with DS taking ballet, too?" and DH said, "Of course, why wouldn't I?" Then, when the customer came back to pick up, he had 3 or 4 girls (cute teenagers) from the studio with him, and after they left, DH said to the guy, "Did you see that?" and the guy said "yeah?..." and DH said, "THAT'S why I'm OK with him taking ballet. While your son is showering with a bunch of sweaty guys after football practice, MY
son is gonna be hanging out with cute girls."
Soo, I had to ask him if he was serious - like, really, it's OK for me to start scoping out schools for DS in the next couple years (cause I will be choosy)...and he said, 'of course! - I want him to be as well rounded as possilbe.'
SO, I guess we're hoping to have a hockey-playing, piano-playing, ballet-dancing, singing, martial arts master son - HA! We just want him to experience everything, and then decide himself what's right for him. and I am SO glad that we seem to be much more on the same page than I thought!!