Teaser Video and Funny Tweets

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.

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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.