Monday, August 17, 2009

My Child, With Balls Of Steel That Throw Sparks When He Walks...

Every Carnival Cruise trip, the kids' club has a talent show. This year, Reese didn't want Mommy to help him at all to decide exactly what he wanted to do. I offered lots of suggestions but he kept saying no & that he would figure it out.

So I had absolutely NO idea what we were going to see, other than he had told me he would be "Square Dancing". Mind you, he had one morning to prepare his dance, so I wondered how a bunch of 6-8 year olds were going to learn a square dance.

So when we arrive at Stripes Disco for the Talent Show, we see Reese's little friend Noah in his TawKwonDo uniform, and another little girl dressed in a jazz outfit (complete with dance shoes) and holding a CD of her music.

These kids came prepared?

Whatever...Reese has no fear.

So Noah does some great routine to music. The Jazz Girl danced a cute dance to her CD. Then it's Reese's turn.

When the counselor asks Reese if he is going to dance, his reply? "Probably not."

But he did dance, and Lord help him, that boy has guts!

Afterwards, I asked him where he learned such a great dance called the Square Dance. Turns out, he was playing the video game Dance Dance Revolution in his head while the music played.

He picked the music himself. He shut his eyes so he could "see the game and not the people."

And he wouldn't have stopped unless I shut the camera off and told the counselors (quietly) that he would keep dancing until they stopped the music! :)

He said he was so nervous, but we were so proud of him. As Hubby said to me, "It takes balls to get out there with NO plan!" The other kids had memorized routines, but Reese just went with his heart and danced for the room full of kids & parents!

I'm trying to convince him to sing the Star Spangled Banner for the next cruise, but he isn't keen on my idea. Oh well!


Robyn said...

That is so cute! Love it!

Sandi said...

That made me tear up!! I am so proud of him!

blessedintexas said...

Rock on, Reese! Too cute!

Chandra said...

Omigosh that is CRAZY cute!!