|look out John Travolta...|
He was AMAZING! -- And only 2.5 months after he took the initiative to begin after school Ballroom with his buddies... He's "getting into the groove" and having a blast!
A total triumph tonight... in spite of the Grumpmeister's grumblings - i must say!
(At first Papa K was supportive of what he thought would be a good basic low-key dance class a few days a week...
Ya, all that changed about as fast as a 'costume change' when the emails of instructions for parents began to come rolling in to his inbox, and we both began sensing a bit of a Ballroom Culture Shock. I've tried to keep an open mind, for MIJO's sake. Papa's wanted him to stop all together - for everyone's sake... ...At some point during the ONE hour between Dress Rehearsal and Call Time today, and while needing to scoop up 4 other family members and gather everyone for dinner, I'm pretty sure we heard the word "CONTEMPT" as Grumpy-K stated ("for the record") what he was feeling towards the entire "over-the-top" performance culture and those in it that "take themselves too seriously."
Which if I recall, sounds a lot like what he's said through the years about intense and demanding marching band / flag flipping leaders or soccer coaches, etc. -- And I'll admit, sometimes he's been a bit right - and other times, like tonight - after I watched 'the boy' dance up a storm... I just think of Mama Jose, and her occasional zero tolerance for his griping. I can CLEARLY hear her stopping him mid-sentence and calmly commanding him:"Ay, Jorge - calmáte. Ya no digás nada." ** )
PS: We'll be uploading the video clip of this Latin medley for O & B very soon... I'll post a link : ) Very smile-able fun.
** Spanish for: "Calm down and don't say another word"