There is nothing like country music and line dancing to make you wish you married your sister. Or if you don’t have a sister, maybe you wish you lost a dog or something.
Squaredancing on the other hand makes you wish that you had coordination enough to dance more sophisticated dances like you see people doing in theater productions. Don’t get me wrong, squaredancing is fun because its easy, but after evaluating my ability to play simon says where every call is something simon said, I’m ready to take on dancing with the average Joe. Its like reality TV only its reality. I have relatives who went to school for dance, I have even more relatives who ballroom dance, but its just not in me. When I have danced ‘improvised dance’ I think that some people present were ready to call 911 to make sure that the ambulance was hurrying because the convulsions were getting worse.
This last Saturday our church had a dance – but it was a square dance. Various members of the congregation stayed home because they had some sense, but we wanted our girls to be able to have fun. And fun they did have [<- that sentence was so Yoda, I don’t know where it came from]. And we as adults had fun. It was the first time I’d danced with my wife in public since we got married. 8.5 years of not knowing that the easiest way for me to dance with Jessica was to take up square dancing.
I think next year I need to wear suspenders.