Get Social: It’s Hip To Be Square Dancing

Barn DanceDo you know what we’re discovering? Our kids want a social life! I know — shocking, right? The challenge is to find things that are fun and entertaining, safe and supervised. I realize I’m not going to be with them every minute of every day until they grow up and move out. On the other hand it’s my job to show up, participate and supervise as often as possible without them throwing a hissy fit about their need for independence. The trick is to find something that works for the teenagers (or nearlies!) and the parents who want to keep them on the straight and narrow. 

We went dancing. They joined their friends. We watched from the sidelines. I enjoyed a line dance or two on the opposite side of the room, but I kept an eye on my daughters across the way (because that’s how I remember the steps!). And lucky for me, there’s still a kid in our family who doesn’t mind dancing with his mama.

Dance fever

Family togetherness.

It’s hip to be square … just ask my kids!

Grab your boots and catch dance fever. It’s contagious!

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    Sandy Corbin March 17, 2015 (7:42 pm)

    This brought back wonderful memories for me. When I was in junior high school, my friends and I took square dance lessons. I had a bright red skirt with a petticoat (do girls today even know what that is?!) and black shiny flats. We had the best time and looked forward to it every week! Good fun, fellowship and who knew we were getting in some exercise too! So glad to see young people enjoying this dance. Thanks for the memory!

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      Jennifer Kiko March 17, 2015 (7:46 pm)

      Sounds delightful, Sandy! Yes, they do know about petticoats, at least my girls do. Sometimes I wish folks still “dressed up” for social occasions. Glad this brought happy memories to mind. Enjoy your evening!

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    Sandy Corbin March 17, 2015 (8:00 pm)

    I take it back…it was elementary school! I agree with you about “dressing up.” We don’t see that much these days.