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?
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: 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: 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.