“If you go, we’ll go.”
“Okay. But you really have to go if I am giving up dancing at a 1930’s Swing Ball.”
I had already been in the loop that a Sadie Hawkins Dance was of low numbers, the year before they did not even have 40 kids sign up. Trying to drum up some numbers, right?
“You’ll dance with us, right? We’ll go if you dance with us.”
See, earlier in the adventures of 7 seconds of brain break thus there is a vine of me doing a dance challenge (I added a princess wave to it, it was epic).
Said clip went viral around the school.
I told the students that I needed to have 200 signups by a certain date. Almost figuring that my 1930’s dress was waiting as well as my friends to cut the floor.
They all rechecked that yes, I would dance with them.
“Sure, but I need 200 students. Otherwise, I am not chaperoning.”
When I called the organizing teacher to throw my support in, they had 13 students.
At last count it was between 400 to 500 students planning to be there tonight. I doubt I had much to do with it other than keep reminding students to just get together with friends and go! Have fun.
There are times when you need to do what is right regardless of all else. As it turned out, I was the only teaching staff to chaperone.
I am left to ponder how does one get more teachers involved in school activities. We have a lot on our plates and need to balance our lives.
The rewards of this moment, the investment, is so very significant. Meaningful. Powerful.
Be mindful to be a part of those moments, it makes lives even better.