Thursday, June 19, 2008

Party like it's 1997!

First of all, I have no idea who those people on the photo are. Found them on Google, and they totally embody what comes into my mind when I think "Prom Dance".
Whatever the year we're talking about, Prom is stuck in the 80's to me, and forever will be.
I see pink frilly dresses, bouffant sleeves, huge crimped hair and pimply boys in white tuxes and color sashes.
Maybe because so many 80's movie feature proms...even new movies like Napoleon Dynamite reinforce the dorky image burnt in my head...

So why am I rambling about Proms this morning?? Well I had a flash you see...

It's raining today, so obviously, me and the kiddies are prisoners of the house. I simply had to do something to let them spend all that pent up energy because it was getting out of control and craaazy. Happily, I felt pretty energetic too, so I decided to start a party and be the entertainer.

We played games of guessing and stuff like that, and of course, the classic of rainy days, Musical Chair. The kids just go mad when I pronounce the words, they are Musical Chair fanatic.

We don't play very often, because most of the time, the game ends with a kid sitting between two chairs and falling hard on his butt. One hitting another or tantrums from the sore losers. Often all of the above. But what can I say...we still have fun, and they never remember the bad parts.

So I start looking for a good song that would encourage them to walk and dance around those chairs, and all I can find at the daycare is a Celine Dion CD...a 1997 one...but it has that "Rap" song that the kids just love. (I admit, because I have no shame, it was actually MY CD. I bought a Celine Dion Cd, I did...but it was 1997, and I was also wearing salmon leggings and brushed my curly hair into a poof complete with puffy fringe.)

So after the game, (it went pretty well for once, no drama at all!), I just let the music continue and everyone was kind of dancing and skipping around, when "My heart will go on" came on, and I closed the lights to make them quiet down a bit and relax before dinner.

And then I had to stop myself from laughing, because it was hysterical but so cute...when I looked around, EVERY one of them had paired with another and was slow dancing! In the My heart Will Go On. And some of the girls had put on some of the costume dresses and tutus. And I felt thrown back in time to an authentic 80's prom. The only thing that was missing was a Big Disco Ball....I love my job.

1 comment:

Princess in Galoshes said...

It is a tragedy that there is no photographic evidence of this preschool slow-dance....