DANCE WITH ME......PLEASE!
Dec. 12, 2009 4:01 pm
Updated: Dec. 25, 2009 11:28 am
So, I've add another thing to the list of "things to remind my daughter to ask before she says yes I'll marry you". Joining the entries...make sure he can fix things....make sure he likes to vacuum..make sure he has a clue about romancing,.....is,.. make sure he will DANCE with you...at least at weddings!
We are at the age when we are watching our kids friends get married and that seems to be happening frequently. Each time I sit and watch as bride, groom and guests sweetly sway to romantic tunes like "Unforgettable" and "At Last".....then I smile as they break up the dance floor with Swing moves and oldies like "The Twist"...so much fun! And each time I watch my husband squirm uncomfortably with the thought that I might force him onto the dance floor...his big brown eyes silently pleading with me ...NO, PLEASE, NO DANCING!". Funny, because I just couldn't do that to him and sad because I actually spent a good portion of my early life as a dancer...it's still in my blood...but who knows, maybe the body and the feet have forgottten how to move!....but wait, older son to the rescue, he loves to dance...and so we did , it was a sweet dance. Thanks Jeff,..especially since there were so many cute bridesmaids you could have danced that first dance with!!
For a brief moment on the way home I started the griping to myself routine...why couldn't he just dance one dance,...and another thing...why can't he just be a bit more romantic and another thing why can't he just do the dishes at night instead of in the morning and on and on it goes.....you know the routine ladies.
Then, I remembered, this is the guy who gets up at 5:30 am with me and makes my tea and goes out into the cold to scrape my car and start it so it's warm for me. This is the guy who rubs my sore muscles at 3am when I wake up and can' sleep. This is the guy who bought me tap shoes when I turned 50. This is the guy who held me when I cried often over my Dad's death. I guess romance has many expressions......some just don't come with dancin' shoes on.