Rock Collecting Dance Instructor


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My instructor…with a box of rocks.

The imagination of a 4-year old has no boundaries. And to watch a child play with such abandon is such a joy to watch. Today, my daughter went outside to collect rocks. And, of course, once I went out to check on her, I HAD to play also. And what are we playing today? Dance instructor…who collects rocks. Of course! So…Ava proceeded to goad me into being a dance student in our driveway. If I performed the dances EXACTLY the way she instructed me too, I could put a rock in the box! And that was my reward…I guess.

So here is how this all went down…

“Hi. My name is Lisa. I am your teacher today.”

“Hi Lisa. How are you?”

“Fine. Today you are learning how to dance like this.”

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“Okay. That doesn’t look so difficult.” (I proceed to do it)

“Okay…now do this!”

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“Is this right?” (I stand on one leg)

“No.”

“Why? What am I doing wrong?”

“Your leg isn’t high enough in the back.”

“Well…that’s as high as my leg will go!”

“Then you won’t get to put a rock in the basket…”

“Guess not.”

“Are you sure you can’t get your leg higher? Like this…” 

“Nope. Can’t do it, Teacher Lisa. Sorry.”

“That’s ok. You can still put a rock in my basket. Did you know 5 + 5 equals 10?”

“Uh…yep. That I did know.”

“Okay. Now let’s learn skipping!”

So we skipped. 

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It was a beautiful morning made even better by the smile on my daughter’s face. I love days like these…

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2 Responses to Rock Collecting Dance Instructor

  1. Amber says:

    It sounds like a beautiful morning! Can’t wait to see you guys again, I miss you so much. Love to the fam! 🙂

  2. mandy says:

    You are such a good dad! You deserve an extra rock for that.

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