After coming home and resting our eyes for a bit, the Monkey, some friends and I headed out to the Atlanta Roller Girls Roller Derby!
It took a little time for the Monkey and his buddies to warm up to the sport, but once they knew the rules and who/what to cheer for, they were all set.
At the end of the day I couldn't help but wonder to myself what this says about me as a mom. Is it normal to take my child to a ballet in the afternoon and then to a roller derby that same night? I don't know, but we did enjoy both venues and will probably attend them again in the future. And oddly enough, after watching a few rounds of the derby I realized that if you compare the basics of ballet to roller derby you CAN find SOME similarities:
Interesting Costumes: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Complex Movements: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Girls in Tights: Ballet: yes Derby: yes
Cheering for the Heroine: Ballet: NO Derby: yes
So while the ballet was great, in the end what won the Monkey over to the derby, was the ability to scream " GOOOOOOO Deathskull!" at the top of his lungs.