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Who Needs Talent?

That’s the question that I’m asking myself. Here’s a conversation that I had with my Munch a couple of weeks ago.

Munch: Mommy, are you coming to the talent show next Friday?

Me: Nope.

Munch: Why not Mommy? I’m performing. You have to come.

Me: Munch, what are you performing?

Munch: I’m dancing to Uptown Funk.

Me: By yourself or with friends?

Munch: ย By myself. In front of the whole school, God and Jesus too.

Me: Didn’t you have to audition? Was there a permission form that was sent home that I missed?

Munch: No. I did audition. I went during lunch and they told me that I made it.

Me: ย Thinking…They have set me up.


Let me tell you why I think I’ve been set-up….

My son can’t dance. He has no rhythm. He can’t hear a beat to save his life. It’s not a bad thing. Dancing may not be his gift. Some people are born with the natural gift of dance. He wasn’t. However, he has decided to perform at the school’s first talent show.

This scares me. Why? Because I don’t want my baby boy to be a trending topic on Twitter. He has not practiced the routine, but will show you his dance if prompted. It is really bad ya’ll. He looks like he’s having an epileptic seizure along with a bowel movement that is stuck. It’s true.

It’s twitchy and erratic and I don’t want anyone laughing at my baby. Yes, I’m straight forward and protective but I don’t want him to embarrass himself. Not publicly. So, I’m struggling. I’m smiling when he wants to show me his routine that he’s named “The Munch”.

Yep, I’ll be there next Friday night sitting front and center while my baby boy dances in front of the entire school, parents, God and Jesus praying that he’s not a trending topic. I will smile proudly, cheer him on loudly screaming “That’s my baby ya’ll”, give him kisses and high 5’s along with some balloons letting him know he’s a superstar. Why? Because parenting is about putting your best foot forward always. You have to be supportive when your children haven’t learned how to be embarrassed yet.


  1. My daughter was in first grade and had a class talent show. She played “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” on the bongos to her classmates who were hard of hearing and deaf. Yeah, they don’t care. Her teacher called me to tell me all about it because I had no idea.

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  2. I sang “Feed The Birds” acapella in front of the entire school completely out of tune. There was no twitter in those days; however, I was reminded of it for years after by other kids trying to mimic me. I will say, however, the experience helped me grow and I learned that while I couldn’t sing, I was very good (even at a young age) at public speaking. After that, the teachers put me in as the MC of the shows and I excelled! I will be thinking of you and your Munch!

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  3. Sorry but this is so adorable I am grinning right now! good for him trying to do something different, but I do understand your fears! When my son insisted on playing baseball in Saudi, I could barely watch. He was about 16 and had never played, it took him so many games to even make contact with the ball! But, he did it and was really happy to play each year! I still screamed and yelled for him but felt so nervous! Love this!

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    1. LOL. Feel my pain please. He doesn’t know he can’t dance. I can’t tell him. I tell him all things are possible through Christ so he believes that dancing is possible. I promise to share it with you if it’s not that bad. LOL.

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  4. Oh, I feel your pain as a mother ๐Ÿ™‚ but, your little Munch is a confident little Munch, so good on him. This is his dance, his routine and it will be unique. I will be thinking of you next Friday ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I am really hoping that you post a video of it here, because I am sad I won’t be able to see in person. And of course he can dance, he just can’t dance well, or dance rhythm with the music, but he’s still dancing and I’d love to see it and congratulate him on a job well done.


  6. With his personality I’m sure he will be fine no matter what! I think it’s hard because we want to shelter our babies and protect them. Hey, give him credit for wanting to get up there. Maybe he will find out dancing isn’t his thing, but I bet he will be fine. If he has enough confidence to do it, you gotta give him credit for that! Please, how many grown men you know in the club who won’t even dance! LMAO! He’ll be ok…and you will too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. That. Is. Hilarious.

    I have one of those, too…this week, was showing me how he learned how to do “The Worm” across the kitchen. He didn’t quite have the rhythm and it turned to more of a “bump and grind the floor.” If he keeps practicing, we’ll be unlikely to have grandchildren…

    Found you on OM’s blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

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