This was Homecoming Week at our high school. Homecoming in our high school means a pep rally, spirited dress-up days at school, a parade, the football game, and ...
The Homecoming Dance.
Tucker wasn't particularly excited by the idea of a dance. Girls at this point in his life are easier handled when they are just his buddies. When he considers the idea that he might have to actually ask one to dance? Um, no thanks.
He would be attending the dance "stag". Is that still even a word? He was going solo. I gave him a quick "slow dance" lesson before we left for the game, just in case the need arose.
He thought I was a big dork.
I hoped that he would get out there on the dance floor with his buddies and have a blast. At least during the fast songs. He is very outgoing and has no reservations when it comes to having fun around his friends. But, I wasn't sure how it would go when prospective dance partners were in attendance.
He was dressed to the nines to attend the dance. Very smashing. He was already all dressed up, since he was asked by my niece, the 7th grade class beauty, to be her escort onto the field as part of the Homecoming Court.
I waited up anxiously, until midnight, to get the full report of how his first dance went.
When he got home, I got this very detailed report from him...
"It was fun."
Wow. Glad I waited up.
But this morning, I got a few more details. I found out that he slow danced once with a girl. I found out that most of the time, the DJ played fast songs. I learned that almost everyone in attendance at the dance stood around and watched a "dance off" between two older guys. The two dude dancers were apparently good.
Then, Bradley asked him why he didn't get into the "dance off" and show off his dance moves. We got a strong "no way" from Tucker.
Sawyer had the best idea, though. He said that he knows exactly what to do the next time Tucker goes to a dance, and the guys are having a "dance off".
"You should step up to the dancers.
Get everyone's attention.
And say....'Check out THESE dance moves'.....
Then start doing this....
Head, and shoulders, knees and toes
knees and toes
Head and shoulders, knees and toes
knees and toes.
Your eyes and ears and mouth and nose
Head, and shoulders, knees and toes.
Knees and toes.
I like his humor. Sounds like a plan to me.