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Flashback Friday, Parenting

Flashback Friday — Let’s Dance

I’ve only got a few hours (read 3 pm) until I’m in biiiiiig trouble for this post, but once I stumbled on these photos there was no stopping me.

Apologies for the lousy photography. I was already hiding in dark corners, trying not to be too embarrassing when I took these, six years ago.

It was sixth grade at Eastern Middle School; we signed Catherine up for social dance.

Once a week, the kids had to dress up (the girls wore white gloves) and gather in the school cafeteria to learn the niceties of how to get along face to face with members of the opposite sex. They learned different dances, in pairs and as a group, and had to switch partners and actually speak to each other (even then, way before digital communication was as insidious as it is today).

As you can see, it was a real winner for the kids:

The wallflower line. Note the white gloves.

The wallflower line. Note the white gloves.

Secretly, though, I think they enjoyed it.

Love how both their expressions say, "Wishing I was anywhere but here!"

Love how their expressions say, “Wish I was anywhere but here!”

Well, maybe not …

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About Terri S. Vanech

Wife, mother, communications specialist, Jazzercise instructor and recently reunited adoptee. I'm living out loud -- and trying to make it all work -- in midlife. Having a sense of humor sure helps.

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2 thoughts on “Flashback Friday — Let’s Dance

  1. Cute photos reminds me of a time long ago in my youth.

    Posted by xbox2121 | September 17, 2013, 4:24 am

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