Sunday, February 13, 2011

skyler's valentine's dance

Saturday was the Valentine's Family Dance at Skyler's school.  I expected the kids to just run around all silly and get sugar-crazy on sweets, but that isn't what happened at all.  The school provided only fruit trays, veggie trays, and trail mix AND Skyler actually danced for the whole 2 hours.  Reed, who was having a very over-tired, over-dramatic kind of day, just stayed by my side or in my arms until the very end.  But Skyler was quite a sight to watch.

As you will see in the video, at first she just did lots of spinning around while holding hands with her girl friends.  Next she very persistently started asking a boy from her class to dance with her.  He was being shy and hanging with his mom, but Skyler wasn't going to take no for an answer.

When the boy was at first too shy to join her,  she'd stand by him and show him how she danced and say:  "It's okay, it's easy!  Watch me!"    Her dance style, which I just witnessed for the first time last night, was very unique, kind of jerky like Elaine from Seinfeld, and involved lots of footwork.  I loved watching her, and as you will see when she successfully got  her (boy)friend out on the floor, (in the dim light!) she taught him everything she knows. 

10 comments:

Liz Fortier said...

absolutely love it

Allie @ Healthy Balance, Healthy Life said...

This is adorable--I loved it!

Elizabeth said...

Too cute for words--and oh the energy!! Do you think she would let her Omom teach her how to waltz???

JenniferB said...

Adorable! Loved the dance partner too. Kids are so cute at that age!

Carly said...

Well, it looks like she had herself a good time. :-)

Kim Oldenburgh said...

She's got all the moves. And that friendboy (that's what my girls called them when they were young!) can move, too. This made me smile-thanks for sharing!

Jodi said...

This made me so happy! all i have to say is...Skyler, You Go Girl! :)

Leigh Marotta said...

Skylar has much more rhythm than I do!

Zoe Kreitzer said...

That's pretty much how I dance, too, only I "make" a lot more air pizza. And I can't keep the thumbs up from appearing at least once. :) She is PRECIOUS.

Erin said...

Love it!