Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Boys Don't Wear Pink

The work is on for Stitch's new program. He wants Pink Panther. Well, that's easy enough, but even Coach and I shared a laugh when she said, "So you'll dress him all in pink?"

Hahahahaha it's all fun and games until you discover that this is precisely what he wants.

"So, Stitch, Coach had the suggestion of all in black but with a sparkly pink bow tie. I think that would be nice."
"No. I have to be all in pink."
"Um. I don't think that's a good idea."
"Why not?"
"Because boys don't wear all pink."
"They just... don't..."
"But I have to be in pink. It's the PINK. PANTHER."
"But, that wouldn't... go over... well..."
"What's wrong with it?"

Because society as a whole decided that blue is for boys and pink is for girls and as much as I want to change the stupid arbitrary idiocy of the collective masses, I can't and I don't want any stupid Hockey Dads making snide comments about your outfit when what they should be doing is paying attention to how good you skate.

That's why.

I sketched a compromise. A dusty pink wraparound top, with black sparkle trim on the collar, cuffs, arms and waist, which would go down the leg with a pink accent. His good leg, in the event the spiral makes a surprise comeback. Stitch isn't 100% on board with it, but it's what I've got.

Life Lesson for Stitch: People are often lame.


  1. I felt Savchenko and Szolkowy had their costumes backwards because I thought the pink panther is male. Wikipedia agrees, but no source...


  2. All I know is that Neon Pink got hard to look at after awhile. She needed to tone that down a little.

  3. My former student Chris Davis skated to the Pink Panther when he was a little older than Stitch-- pink the first time, then the black and pink thing. He and Angel skated to it when they won Jr. Nationals, in, wait for it.... pink. (Pants were black)