WE MET OUR GOAL! Some time yesterday we crossed the $1500 mark for the Over The Edge campaign for the YMCA and 15 seconds later I started hyperventilating at the thought of rappelling down a 12-story building. (Dear Universe: Thank you for not giving Huntsville a downtown full of sky-scrapers.) I mean, seriously, every time I imagine walking down that building with 120 feet between me and the ground? I puke a little in my mouth.
And then I started freaking about Dance Walking. AAARRRGGGHHH. How do I put an embarrassment pillow on my face when I’m the one doing the thing that is embarrassing?
But last night I decided to do a little teaser before the Dance Walking extravaganza on Saturday. E filmed it and stayed up late editing it and putting on YouTube. He emailed me to say it would ready this morning and it hit me: I CAN NOT WATCH THAT VIDEO. If I watch that video my embarrassment will be so strong that there is no way I’ll do more this weekend. So! Here is the Dance Walking Teaser Video that I will not watch until AFTER we film the real one on Saturday. Deal?
That’s the warm-up. It took me awhile to get the hang of dancing without music. On Saturday…IT IS ON.
And while we’re talking about how awesome my kid is for helping me document this embarrassment (He struggled for quite a bit to get this video working right)…let’s discuss why we should all be following him on Twitter. I know that those of you who have been around here awhile feel like you’re following someone’s kid and that’s creepy. But listen, he is SEVENTEEN. He will be a legal adult in JANUARY. He will be going off to college in ONE YEAR. He is practically an adult. I no longer have a say in how he lives his life online, I just trust he takes the advice I’ve given him (“Don’t put anything on the internet you wouldn’t be comfortable with your grandmother seeing/read. Even if you think it’s private and she’ll never see it.”) and just stays away from Lindsay Lohan. And ya’ll – HE IS FUNNY.
So…in exchange for making him film and edit videos of his Mom embarrassing herself in public…I’m trying to solicit him a few more twitter followers. It’s the least I can do.