My big date night.
There are many things I just 'don't get' and the craze of "Dancing with the Stars" falls under that umbrella.
While on Youtube a few days ago I came upon the clip you see below. Trust me you need to watch this. If dancing w/the stars was even CLOSE to this I'd be its biggest fan. That is some A+ stuff.
Okay since we have our dancing shoes on lets talk a smidge about my big date last Friday night.
Little March had a "Father/Daughter" dance to attend. When I got home from work Mrs.March was curling up her hair. She had on a dress and fancy shoes. She was ready for our night out on the town.
The dance was in the middle schools cafeteria. We arrived and the party was well under way. This was our second dance so I pretty much knew what to expect..Little March huddles with her gang and I stand off to the side doing my best to not be a dork, geek, total embarrassment (all of which is pretty much impossible).
They do a decent job and you can get your pictures taken, have some snacks and what have you.
Little March has learned some line dances over the last year. She can do the "Cotton Eye'd Joe", the "Macarena" as well as "Cha Cha Slide". I have to admit its pretty funny to watch 50+ 7-12 year olds do the Cha Cha Slide (its somewhat like the "Electric Slide") Yeah its pure audio torture to us adults with far superior taste in music but all you need to realize is this dance is NOT ABOUT YOU!
Someone needed to tell the DJ that. Total headscratcher songs played:
"Sweet Home Alabama" (where is the downbeat on that song to even do the side step dance)
"Sweet Caroline" okay its a "thing" here in Boston at the Red Sox games..but have you ever really listened to the intro? That song is SLLLLLLLLLLLLLOW to build up. Sure enough most kids left the dance floor to get food.
"Brown Eyed Girl" like the song or not..its just not a song to dance to.
They had a drawing for some prizes and Little March has this thing about "contests". She feels she "Never ever wins so why bother entering". Its okay that she didn't want to enter because she was too worried about losing but part of you wants them to learn to be a good sport win or lose. So, while she was off dancing I snuck over and entered her. No harm no foul right..she had no idea.
Well she won a prize. We we getting our "prom" picture taken when about 8 of her friends came running "YOU WON!! YOU WON!" She was stunned. The prize was a gift bag w/a bear in it, a journal notebook, some stickers and candy. She didn't care..she loved it.
The dance ended and our date continued to Dairy Queen. Last year there was nobody there, this year a fair # of kids showed up. Little March sat w/her buddies and again I quietly stood off to the side eating my blizzard and letting her giggle like an 8 year old girl should.
Was it my idea of a fantastic night out? Hell yeah.