"Artie (cousin, and Small Actor) will be a pro at this!" is what my daughter predicted to me. "It's the only way to get Ira (Tiny Actor) out onto the dance floor!"
Well, we got to the party and there was a loud and lively beat going on, and an actual DJ on the stage! In spite of this, though, the three actors made a beeline for the refreshments and vowed in no uncertain terms they were not going to dance!
"Nope!" they all declared, their plates piled with cookies, animal crackers and goldfish.
More and more tots arrived (This dance was specifically planned for the youngsters, though there were plenty of adults who couldn't stand still to the music ! [I confess, Reader Dear, I was one of them, though I did my best not to make a fool [dancing fool, that would be] of myself!*)
*That twisting-and-shouting number, well, who else, Listener Dear, would really know anything about that dance?!
By the time the dance was in full swing, and the Small Actor had eaten his fill of sweets, he had a look of readiness in his eye. It didn't take a whole lot of urging and suddenly he was on his foot and moving! So then, just as his mother had predicted, the Tiny Actor eagerly followed the Small Actor onto the dance floor! They lingered at the edge for a while; but, before long they were full-fledged little dancing devils in the middle of that crowd!
(So much so, Viewer Dear, that their grandmother had a hard time turning off her camera!)
**The oldest of my diminutive actors (Little Actor) is not into dancing (or massive crowds of preschoolers). But he did most patiently endure the dance (kudos to him!) and he got his fill of cookies.