Except this time with no awkwardness during slow songs because I would be going with someone who was obligated to dance with me and I wouldn’t have to stand around looking desperate or pretend I was super thirsty and frequent the drinking fountain.
Steve WOULD go dancing with me, but not because it’s what HE would want to do. He’s just a good sport and likes to make me happy, so he’d do it. Yes, I know how incredibly lucky I am. And yes, I do sometimes take it for granted.
Anyway…I have tried to make this go dancing thing happen several times in the last year, but something always comes up. Usually one of my kids gets sick or I get sick or some other un-fun thing. Secretly, Steve has been greatly relieved. Shaking it in front of a whole bunch of people somehow isn’t his first choice of things to do on a Friday night.
The SNAP conference I attended last weekend provided me with SO many great opportunities, one of which was to boogie the night away at the close of the conference. I knew there would be dancing, but I was so tired at the end of the weekend and I SO missed my husband and daughters that I planned to leave as soon as the closing session ended, but when the music started pumping, my feet started tapping and my head started to bob and I couldn’t stop myself from moving towards the dance floor.
It felt great to be a 33-year-old married lady and mother of two dancing my face off with a bunch of other ladies just like me.
There was loud music and lights and we tore up the dance floor. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Dance like nobody is watching?” That’s what it felt like. It was just really fun.
Yes, I am aware I look a little silly in these pictures, but I would happily trade a little bit of post embarrassment for the fun I had that night. It was seriously a blast.
I highly recommend every lady-mama out there go out dancing again, no matter how long it’s been. I was lucky enough to have this dance party fall in my lap, but it’s not hard to find a place to dance these days.
Butter up your honey and make him take you.
Or…call up one of your old college roomies or a friend from high school and make it a double date. Between clubs, Country dancing, Latin dancing and Social dancing there are plenty of places available for you to shake it. And shake it you must!
Drop me a line after and tell me how great it was. Better yet, post a pic onto facebook and see if you can convince one of your friends to go with you next time.