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to not want my son in just his swimming trunks on stage?

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wwoonn Fri 25-Nov-16 17:31:38

It's for a dance show... He is 4. Would you be happy with this?

DearMrDilkington Fri 25-Nov-16 17:32:39

What's the problem?

Sirzy Fri 25-Nov-16 17:33:10

Can't see an issue

Yika Fri 25-Nov-16 17:33:54

I think it's fine.

RusholmeRuffian Fri 25-Nov-16 17:34:05

I'm baffled. What's the problem?

treaclesoda Fri 25-Nov-16 17:34:49

My only real concern would be that he'd be cold..

BackforGood Fri 25-Nov-16 17:35:05

Bermuda shorts or budgie smugglers ?

dodobookends Fri 25-Nov-16 17:36:12

Maybe my dc's dance teacher was a bit old-school but she had a rule of no girls' bare midriffs, and no tops off for boys until they were 16.

GeillisTheWitch Fri 25-Nov-16 17:36:52

I'd worry about him being cold too. Could you get one of those long sleeved uv suits instead so you can layer vest/shorts under it if needed?

Fadingmemory Fri 25-Nov-16 17:37:07

What does he think?

wwoonn Fri 25-Nov-16 17:38:18

It has to be swimming trunks...

He doesn't care, but he's 4, he wouldn't see an issue...

Obviously just me then grin thanks!

Diemme Fri 25-Nov-16 17:42:07

No I agree with you actually. At this age there's no real difference between boys and girls and when my DDs were 4 I wouldn't have wanted them on stage in just their knickers.

Marmalady75 Fri 25-Nov-16 17:46:35

I would feel uncomfortable if my son was asked to do this. I don't have a real reason, just one of those feelings. I'd be tempted to put him in swim shorts and say that's what he wears to go swimming.

youarenotkiddingme Fri 25-Nov-16 17:48:33

We need more context I think.

If they are dancing to a song about the summer and going on holiday and it's a case of swim shorts are appropriate as its a costume I don't think it's as bad as they are expecting tight swim shorts like a leotard/ cycle shorts because in dance school they would wear a vest at least with them until much older and at the stage of per reforming in this type of costume.

CaroleService Fri 25-Nov-16 17:48:38

Do you let him go swimming or to the beach in just swimming trunks?

wwoonn Fri 25-Nov-16 17:50:14

The theme is 'At the Seaside' but I don't know really

jelliebelly Fri 25-Nov-16 17:51:22

Might be a bit chilly but apart from that YABU

lougle Fri 25-Nov-16 17:51:23

Would you make him cover up at the seaside?

wwoonn Fri 25-Nov-16 17:58:00

I do feel like it's different

lola111 Fri 25-Nov-16 17:58:39

I feel at this point it is necessary to post this Jack picture , incase anybody needs to know what eye candy swimming trunks look like!

Sirzy Fri 25-Nov-16 18:00:29

Why is it different?

I really can't see a problem but if your not happy with it talk to the teacher and ask if he can wear a t shirt too.

lougle Fri 25-Nov-16 18:01:02

Lola111 hmm we're talking about a 4 year old. There will be no 'eye candy' and that is grossly inappropriate, imo.

Rachel0Greep Fri 25-Nov-16 18:01:36

Surely a bit chilly? Couldn't they wear shorts and tops or something if it's to convey summer / holidays etc.

Could he wear the sort of trunks that are more like shorts (not the loose Bermuda ones, the tighter trunks, if you see what I mean), rather than budgie smugglers?

WorraLiberty Fri 25-Nov-16 18:02:08

You haven't explained what your problem is OP and why you feel this is different.

Are you worried some adults will get sexually excited?

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