Saturday, February 16, 2013

Random Oddity

Just chalk this one up to random things that happen in homeschool settings. Or maybe it would happen in other settings, too.

We had a Valentine Dance last night. People dressed up. The lights were dim and there were battery operated candles, hearts on the walls, tables full of activities ("stack conversation hearts with chopsticks,"make a tissue paper flower) and snacks. Lights were projected on the ceiling

Girl's danced together at one end of the room. Boys swarmed all over the hall moving crazily to the music. For slow dances, mother's danced with sons or daughters, fathers danced with daughters, or siblings danced together. No kids have paired up yet.

So far normal for a family dance, yes? I think so, anyway. I haven't been to too many.

Then, two kids decided to lie down in the middle of the hall. A few more joined them. Then a few more. Soon all the kids and even some of the  Moms were stretched out on the floor in their finery. I would have joined, but for my crutches. They make it hard to get up.

I didn't really know what was going on, though. Well, I guess I did, I just didn't know why it was going on. At the end of the song, everyone got up at once. I asked my son what they had been doing. "Watching the stars on the ceiling. They move in a thirty second pattern." Oh. That makes sense. I had just never seen anything like it before. Not indoors at a dance.


How about you? Have you seen anything unusual lately?

6 comments:

  1. When I began reading that, I was all like, "What??" But now it makes perfect sense! How cute!

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  2. When my son was young, I put glow in the dark stars, glued onto black construction paper, o his ceiling. I admit to having sometimes laid on his bed and watched the stars. Nice memory...Have I seen anything unusual lately? Does the meteorite in Russia yesterday count? At least I hope it will continue to be an unusual sight.

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    1. Yes, the meteorite "counts". Cool decorating idea! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Thanks for an interesting "random oddity" - I was thinking everyone either decided they were really tired, or maybe they were exploring a new way of enjoying the music or something!

    WAY back in the days that I homeschooled my 4 kids (mid 1980s-1990s), I think our most unusual experience was visiting a llama farm. Llama are definitely unusual creatures! One of the neatest things about that field trip was watching the people spin wool they had gathered from the llamas.

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    1. That does sound fun! Thanks for sharing!

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