Saturday, February 26, 2005

I Can't Dance

Never could, probably never will!! I've always wanted to dance but I guess I just don't have it. And for the past 4 years or so, someone has practiced with me but still --I can't dance!! It may well be noted that this practice was not particularily wanted and definitly not requested, but my "dance partner" just felt that she was going to teach me. It is not enough that she was determined but her timing of the "practice" was always inconvenient. She would see me heading down the hall, obviously on my way outside to do any number of the ten thousand things I have on my to do list, and plant herself in the hall so I could not pass. Dance lessons had begun whether I liked it or not!! In the beginning I would be courteous and practice for a short while then break away to do my work. Then it became harder as the vice grip of her hands were like the grip of a boa constrictor. I would become mildly upset that someone would stand in the way of my plans for the day, but her mother would say "You had better enjoy it while she is here because she will be away in college soon." And I would say--Why don't you come here and dance with her? Mom's response--I have to put up with this all the time when you are not here! Wow Mom, thanks a lot!
So the saga continues--I would love to get mad and tell her to stop but I can't. She is like her older sister and I can only get tickled and start laughing. Of course, being older, I decided to use my wits to outsmart her. I would twirl her around and then let go and run out the door.. This worked--once! Then I tried to push her toward the outside door with the hope of maybe getting close enough but we are talking about a girl who can kiss my forehead without standing on tip toes! She's really hard to move! So then I cried "Somebody help me!!" Usually Mom was the only one in the room and she would completey ignore me. But sometimes it would get Beeger tickled and I would break away.
But I still can't dance!! Thanks for the memories!!


Blogger Bobbie Jo said...

You should give yourself more credit dad. You are an incredibly talented dancer. After all, you did have a superb teacher.

1:22 PM  
Blogger A-Whit said...

I am not exactly sure why I have fallen in love with a man so like my father: republican, a tad redneck, and passionate about keeping dance moves to the privacy of their own homes.

But I've got them both on my dance card come the big wedding day!

5:54 PM  
Blogger Stud said...

Thanks for the new entry I was getting ready to cancel my subscription to your blog site. Good stuff and worth the wait.

Hey Bobbie Jo, when are you going to "break free" and submit an entry to your blog?

6:18 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

I've walked in on some of these dance lessons, and it's pretty fun to watch!

6:57 PM  

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