October 04, 2008


My youngest brother misses being a kid. If he could be six years old for the rest of his life, he would take it in a heartbeat. But I have always enjoyed getting older and looked forward to the day I would be a grown-up. I have never wished I were still in high school or college; I have gladly passed those years by.

But I sure miss dancing.

Boy, did I used to dance. Any chance I could get, I was breakin' it down. That's probably why I weighed ten pounds less! And when I was home on break from college, my brother, who has remarkable skills for a white boy, and I used to turn his bedroom into a dance-off. Some of my best memories are dancing and laughing with my brother. But then I got married, and married ladies don't go shake their junk at clubs. I had successfully graudated to adulthood and left my party days behind, and I didn't really miss it...until CaliValleyGirl's wedding. It was my first dancing in five years, and it totally whet my appetite again. I really miss it. (And CVG said something funny like "You're too...Republican to dance like that." Ha.) I have started secretly dancing more here at home, with the dog staring at me like I'm nuts.

Shoot, it's a good thing I wasn't at the Penthouse Party, because if I had had 12 gin & tonics like AWTM and Guard Wife did, I woulda been on the pole.

So I don't regret much about growing up, but I do miss dancing. I started thinking about it again yesterday; respectable married ladies don't dance, but respectable moms sure don't. My dancing days are really over.

Maybe my brother can come for a visit and we can turn my house into a private club for a day.

Posted by Sarah at October 4, 2008 10:39 AM | TrackBack

Aw, cmon, maybe not club dancing, but you can dance. Dance at home, get some dance exercise videos, go out and learn to dance ballroom ... there's tons of dance you can do. :)

Posted by: Anwyn at October 4, 2008 10:58 AM

I'm sure someone will point out that I am so *not* respectable but I dance with my kid every day. He loves it.

Of course, it's often to the Muppets.

Posted by: Non-Essential Equipment at October 4, 2008 11:29 AM

Seriously, who makes up these abritrary rules about what's respectable. I'm 40 and single so does that me not respectable when I go out and dance on a bar with a couple of my friends?

I know a woman who is older than me, married and has 2 almost grown children. She is married to a financier and lives on Central Park in NY. She regularly dances on bars.

Posted by: Mare at October 4, 2008 12:29 PM

In my late teens, early 20's I would frequent gay clubs with friends, so I could DANCE...

just wanted to dance, did not want to dance with anyone byt myself....

I married a non dancer, and I think in 17 years of marriage we have danced on 6 ocassions?

I too miss dancing, and it was an excellent work out..

Posted by: awTM at October 4, 2008 02:06 PM

Dancing was ALL I did in high school and college. LOVE IT. So, the next time AWTM, you & I share a room, I vote Dance Off. :)

Posted by: Guard Wife at October 4, 2008 04:16 PM

My mom danced with my sister and me all the time! What self-respecting mother doesn't teach her kids the Twist??

Posted by: Green at October 5, 2008 03:38 PM

Hey, there is nothing wrong with "shaking your junk" once in awhile, even if you are married. I go out with my girlfriends periodically still and we whoop it up old school style. Go get your party on if you feel the need. There is nothing wrong with it. :)

Posted by: slightly salty at October 5, 2008 05:43 PM