So then…I smile when I open the colorful invitation to the Hawaiian Luau-themed Mother-Son Dance at the elementary school –
but I do a double-take when I see the large words at the bottom that say:
Please Moms – No Bikini Tops!
What the what?
I email Tina, one of the school moms organizing the dance:
Me: I love the invitation, Tina. But why does it say “Please Mom – No Bikini Tops?” I don’t even wear a bikini top in the privacy of my own home – why in the world would I wear one in public – – at a mother-son grade-school dance?
Tina: LOL! Believe it or not, some of the moms NEED that guideline. You missed last year’s Disco-themed dance when moms showed up dressed like hoochie mamas and danced like they were on the pole!
Me: Oh.My.God. They were dancing with their sons like that?
Tina: No, they were dancing with each other like that. They barely interacted with their kids at the dance. You know the moms I mean.
Yep, I DO know the moms she means.
On the night of the Hawaiian Luau-themed dance, I see lots of tight, low-cut tops and super-short skirts on those moms, but so far it looks like everyone followed Tina’s invitation request to avoid bikini tops.
But then, just as my son and I exit the dance floor to grab some cookies and punch, I see a mom shimmy through the crowd –
She’s wearing a bikini top OVER a black TURTLENECK sweater.
I shit you not.
I about spit out my punch I’m laughing so hard.
On the one hand, I’m glad Tina’s invitation reminded moms to try to keep it classy — and NOT tart up this grade school function.
On the other hand, I gotta give props to that chick for “stickin’ it to the Man” by refusing to adhere to the dress code – but ensuring she won’t get any flack for revealing too much skin.
That’s pretty damn funny.
Of course, a bikini-clad mom might be “smokin’ hot”…
But in a crowded, poorly-ventilated gym full of sweaty 5th grade boys and moms dancing full force — I can only imagine that a bikini-and-TURTLENECK-clad mom would merely be “hot as hell.”
But rock on, li’l mama, rock on.
— Darcy Perdu
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(Do you have any of “those” moms at your school? Would you ever wear a bikini top to a 5th grade dance? Any funny stories about school moms, dances, or bikinis? Do tell!)