Yee-Haw!!

For some reason our school system has a tradition every year that the First Grade kiddos have to learn how to square dance in PE…and then they put on a big show for their parents sometime in the fall.

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I’m not real sure why they have this tradition.  It’s not like anyone out here ever square dances…ever!  I have never heard of an Ohio square dance in all the years I’ve lived here.

I’m sure that learning to square dance does help a lot with coordination and learning to follow directions and a million other things that teachers need to help our kids learn each year though.  And it’s fun!  That has to count for something.

Last week when I was in Dallas, I (of course!) forgot to buy gifts for the kids until I was in the airport.  That means they each got an incredibly overpriced “Texas” t-shirt as their gift from me.  When Wyatt came home saying “I have to dress up like a cowboy tonight!” there was no talking him out of wearing that t-shirt.  He, like me, believes that there should be cowboys all over the place when your plane touches down in Texas.  I was sorely disappointed when I realized that there are almost no cowboys to be found in Dallas.  I’m not going to tell Wyatt about that and break his little heart.

So, I got home from Dallas (after the nightmarish, neverending flight home) and then the next day took off to go through four parent-teacher conferences and then to watch Wyatt at his Square Dancing Event.

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Now, I know absolutely nothing about square dancing but I can tell you this…watching a bunch of “cowboy” and “cowgirl” First Graders square dance is just about the cutest thing ever!

And they are very serious about it.

You get to see do-si-do’s:

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And “recognizing your corner”:

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And “twirling your partner around”:

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{I could quite possibly have put all of those terms with the wrong photos though, so please just let me live in my blissful ignorance if I’m wrong about that.}

And then the blasted PE teacher announced that she “was going to provide an opportunity for the parents to square dance with their children as well.”

After a heated, whispered conversation with the hubby…guess where I ended up?!

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“Thankfully” the hubby grabbed my camera and took no less than 27 shots of me square dancing with Wyatt, Will and Weslea.

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God bless him…

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The PE teacher redeemed herself though by providing a second opportunity for the parents to dance with their children.

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Paybacks are so much fun!

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No, seriously.  Paybacks really are amazing things.

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It’d be difficult to find something much cuter than this little “Texan” toothless wonder cowboy on his square dancing night!

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Can I hear a “Yeeeeee-Haaaaawwww”?!