Luke (5 yrs old) has been taking hip-hop dance lessons every Monday for about two, or three months. It was my idea to enroll him in the all boys class for ages four through six because he has always loved to dance (and I thought it would be hysterical to watch).
Ok as promised several times, here is a video from Luke’s hip-hop class. He is on the far left with a blue and green striped shirt and khaki shorts. His freestyle segment is in the last fifteen seconds of the video. Unfortunately, the only audio is lobby noise. Feel free to mute the video and sing “Funky Cold Medina.” I know you know all the words. Also, you may want to enlarge your screen.
|Lt. to rt: Me, Andrea, Mary Beth, and Loren Leigh
Closer than sisters for over 20 years now.
(Photo by Heather Mays Photography)
About a week ago, Luke and I travelled to Birmingham for a glorious event. One of my best friends, Andrea, was getting married. Luke had heard about the reception to be held afterward, and was quite excited about “going to a dance party.” The tricky part was getting him through the ceremony without a fiasco. I filled my purse with candy and just before the ceremony began, I started handing him Smarties one at a time. Well, I underestimated the amount of candy he could put away, and before the bride even walked down the aisle, my purse was bone dry and little man was not pleased.
“Dat’s it,” he exclaimed. “I’m going to sit with my Uncle Shawn.”
“What? No you’re not.”
“Oh, yes I am.”
“Luke, look around you. This is not our family.”
Now, I will say that as a mom I’m pretty proud to have a son that’s colorblind, but I’m also a little concerned to have a son that’s THAT colorblind.
He got over it once the music started, and before you could say, “I now pronounce you man and wife,” he was break dancing into the next week.
|Mary Beth doesn’t like to break dance. What a square!|
|“How much longer ’til I get to dance?”|
On nights when Brantley works late, Luke (3) and I like to have after-dinner dance parties. Here’s a video of one such party. The role of Scooby Doo is played by Luke. The role of Scooby’s personal trainer is played by me.
I was disturbed the first time I watched this and realized that I call out instructions better than a mom on Toddlers and Tiaras.
(Background music by Bel Div Devoe.)
You might not believe it, but I ventured to the circus over the weekend. As many of you know, the circus is a place I have felt great contempt for in the past. The elephant poop, the uncomfortable seats, eighty dollar funnel cakes, and scary clowns always left me with a feeling of sensory overload and nausea. However, there comes a time in your life when you make sacrifices for your kids. For me, that time was Sunday at 10:00 AM.