We’re having a nice family Saturday at the Rio boardwalk in Gaithersburg. Was actually on our way to the car to leave when we decided to get cupcakes. On the way to get cupcakes, we notice a band playing near the middle of the boardwalk by the lake. Sooooo, we decide to get our cupcakes and go check them out. Now I don’t know what kind of music it was, but if I had to guess, I’d say it was like a Native American slash Folk slash semi-Polka type combo music, whatever that is.
So those of you that know me can figure out that music, live atmosphere and just being me will probably equal something crazy. How do you dance to Native American slash Folk slash semi-Polka type combo music? I don’t know, but I was gonna try a few things to see what worked out. First I tried to hand dance with Toya. Ummm, yeah…. its doable, but not quite hitting the zone. Then I tried Detroit (or maybe its Chicago?) stepping. Toya couldn’t even keep a straight face because I had the the serious stepper face going on but was slowed down 3.8 times to fit the Native American slash Folk slash semi-Polka type combo music. I actually wish I had video of it to show, I was laughing at myself on that one. If you don’t know “steppin” in this format, click this link HERE, and note the footwork, that’s what I was trying to achieve with Toya in the slow motion form. LOL. Needless to say, Nariah is starting to get embarrassed. Yep, she’s not wanting to dance with her father. After numerous times of trying to get grab her hands and try to turn her around and dance, she finally puts her arms inside her shirt.
“Nariah??? You aren’t gonna dance with your daddy? Come on boo, its me!”
“I’m embarrassing you? Really?”
Nariah turns her head away. I try to pull her close to me and she leans back.
“I can’t dance with you daddy, I would if I could”
“Huh? What you mean? Of course you can dance with me, come on!”
“Sorry, but there has to be arms in order for you to twirl me around and stuff, and look….. I don’t any arms!”
She says this with a slight smirk too mind you.
I couldn’t help but laugh and be impressed with her quick wit.
But alas, I still had the last laugh as I put my arms in my shirt like Nariah had done, and proceeded to dance around her, armless. If she gonna be embarrassed, might as well go all out!
*She gon learn today!!!!*
And to my delight, Nariah did indeed start dancing back with me…. armless…
(Kinda ironic that my shirt fit the mood for me not even thinking about being embarrassed, LOL)