Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Just Dance

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Last week, Omar and I still had the Brady Bunch all together.  We went to Dallas to see some family for a couple of days.  Tuesday evening we headed out for our 4 hour drive back to our Texas house.  Most car rides with all of the kids can be pretty frustrating.  This time though,  we had a blast!

Towards the end of our trip, everyone started dancing in the car.  We had the music blasting... the kids loved it!  Once in town had to return a movie to the Red Box at Mcdonald's.  Omar decides to be Mr. Silly and gets out of the car. He starts dancing for my youngest.  She jumps out to join him and the fun begins...

Next thing you know, all of the kids are out in the Mcdonald's parking lot breaking it down (with the exception of the oldest boy - he was quite embarrassed of the rest of the group).  I sat in the car laughing so hard I couldn't breathe!

We then hit four different gas stations in town.  We'd pulled in the lot, crank the music, and jump out to boogie down.  I joined in the dancing and had a fantastic time.  The kids were so excited - they kept saying "This is the best night ever!!!"  Except for the embarrassed one who was getting mad at us by about the 3rd stop. 

Everyone got quite a kick out of our antics.  The gas station clerks loved it!  Customers were yelling for us and honking.  We gave everyone quite the show! Watch out... our drive-by dance show may come to your town soon.  All the kids are ready to do it again. I think Omar is itching to also!

It felt really good to just let everyone be goofy like that.  We all had a great time and shared lots of laughs.  It is an evening we will probably never forget!

What silly things have you done in public?

SIS Brandy


SIS BJ said...

Hi Brandy

That sounds like something I would have joined in. I remember how we used to embarrass mom a out in public.

Krys said...


That is one of the funniest things I've ever heard! I can think of three things that I've done, but none of them are as funny as that

I've done the Chinese Fire Drill, where everyone gets out of the car, runs around it and gets back in again. I've been out with friends and I'll take one of them by the hand and say very loudly "We need to hurry, you have to be back to the home by five o'clock", and once me and a friend of mine had another friend paged over the loudspeaker in a toy store in a very condescending and embarrassing manner. That's about it.

Mary Stella said...

Check out photos from any RT Convention and you'll find evidence of silly things that I've done in public.

A couple of years ago, I was flying home to New Jersey a couple of days before Christmas. The airport was packed with stressed out people. The check-in line snaked all the way out of the door and half-way to the next terminal. People were freaking out that they were going to miss their flights.

My philosophy is that if you choose to fly right before Christmas, you have to expect and accept the zoo and not let the stress overwhelm you. I stayed calm and made jokes. When the airline guy came out with the bullhorn to answer questions, I waited until everyone else had asked and been answered. I raised my hand and when he asked me for my question I said, "Do you have tonight's winning lottery numbers?"

An hour later when I'd checked in and was now waiting in yet another line for the TSA inspection, I was in the midst of about a dozen people all pressing to get to their Jamaican flight. Their stress level eased when someone assured them that the plane would not take off without them.

I said, "Don't you feel better now? Doesn't it feel more like Christmas? We should sing carols."

I'm very proud of the fact that I got a dozen people to sing, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" right in the middle of the TSA line in Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport. :-) Silly, but fun!

Tori Lennox said...

Oh my goodness, I wish I'd seen you guys!!! So fun!

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