When I grow up I want to be just like THAT kid!…Kids are the most amazing creatures on God’s earth.
I recently hosted a Sunday Family Fun Day at Bay Clubs Santa Monica and children were everywhere. I was told that the turn out was the biggest event the club had so far. It was a one hour event with kids crafts and a hip hop dance class provided by yours truly. At the beginning I walked around to observe the children in their playful environment. Some children were making snowman art, writing encouraging words on the mirrors of the studio, running around or simply hiding behind their parents. I introduced myself to one of the dads and he introduced his lovely daughter ViVi. ViVi, was approximately 3 years old. I said to her, “Hi ViVi!” she looked at me like I had 3 heads. I reached my hand out to shake her hand and said “nice to meet you” Again, she innocently looked at me and said with her eyes, “uh no, please move” When I grow up I want to be just like that kid. She stood her ground. She was feeling a certain way in that moment and she let it be known politely as possible, that she wasn’t having it. I laughed and said, “ViVi, by the end of the day I will get you to say something to me.”
A few minutes later I gathered all the children and their parents around to start the dance portion of the event. The parents were excited but the kids wanted to assess the situation before they fully engaged. Soon enough everyone was able to get out of their shell and have fun, even ViVi. At one point I witnessed a special moment. Two of the mothers who took my cardio dance class while pregnant, brought the little gems who were in their lovely belly. One of the little gems named Shayla, was around 18 months, she didn’t have a care in the world, she was dancing around doing her own thing having a blast and didn’t want anyone to mess up her groove. I loved watching her and when I grow up I want to be just like that kid. Cameron, who is 15 months old had the biggest smile and the cutest little laugh. His mother Sharon, informed me that he is such a happy baby because she took my cardio dance classes while pregnant. My dance classes made her happy, thus making him happy. Dance is amazing, isn’t it?
All in all, the event was a success and they are looking forward to the next Family Fun Day. Oh, and I never got ViVi to say anything to me, but I could tell she had fun and that is all that matters.