I woke up on Saturday, and my first thought was "I wonder what I should wear to my pole dancing class?"
I know what you're thinking. "What kind of crazy dreams were you having?" Or maybe "Um, duh. Lingerie."
I went with Yoga pants. But next time I'm wearing shorts. And heels.
When I told Kurt I wanted to take pole dancing lessons, he wasn't really surprised. But when I told him who's idea it was, he was shocked.
My friend Nicole, from Keepin' the Castle is the brains behind this operation.
Nicole is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She sews and cooks (just thinking about her marble brownies is making me drool), and is an awesome mommy. She teaches piano and loves her sunbeam class, and I'm pretty sure she doesn't use face cards. Also, she might never speak to me again after she reads this.
I think all of us used her as an excuse. "Yes, I said pole dancing. But it's ok, because Nicole is going, too." And suddenly it seemed respectable.
So that morning I was super excited. I even got up at 10:45 on a Saturday to get ready. Which is kind of a record.
The class didn't start until 12:30. Probably because the students all work late? I think a few of them paid in $1 bills.....
...Just kidding. If anyone was a professional, they can't be making much. We all looked awkward and ridiculous. Which was really nice, because there was a lot of laughter and no pressure to try and look seductive.
I mean, we all tried, but we also failed.
It was awesome.
Here is what I learned: Pole dancing is not sexy. It's hard and painful and a lot of fun if you go with friends who will laugh at you when you are trying to do a booty bump.
Also, if you do wear shorts, please put spandex on underneath. No one wants to see your lady parts. (someone needs to say this to our teacher. I call not it.)
Today I have bruises and sore muscles but it was totally worth it. Because I can do a fairy.
(This girl calls it the Cheerleader, but in Pittsburgh it's the Fairy. Also, our teacher was much less annoying than this girl.)
The moral of this story: Pole dancing is painful, but really fun.
Plus, it's always good to have a skill you can fall back on. You know, For those hard times when your husband is limiting your spending money, and Michaels is having a sale...