So one thing I didn’t mention in my earlier post was that despite Excalibur being a more “family-friendly” Las Vegas Hotel, we could not get to the elevators for our room without passing (closely) an area with gaming tables and eating tables in front of a stage with scantily-clad women dancing suggestively.
After something like the 10th time we passed it I said something to Julia about hoping she didn’t grow up and have that for her job. She said she wouldn’t want to do it because she wouldn’t want to dance for people while they were busy eating.
She seemed to be completely oblivious to the reasons the women were dancing that way, dressed that way. Which makes sense, since she has no frame of reference. She didn’t find the dancing “sexy” because it isn’t even in her vocabulary. She just thought that it wouldn’t be good to be performing for people who were not paying their full attention to her and especially not doing something as base as eating.
I hesitated to post this, because quite a few of you I know will be horrified that I subjected my child to this. The truth is, it did make me uncomfortable that she was seeing it, but what was done, was done. I doubt it increases her chances of falling into such a profession. It was more about her naivitee and trying to keep it that way. It seems fairly intact…