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The Safety Dance - Image by BrandTK @ DeviantArtSometimes I torture my son.

No, not like that!

It’s torture because he’s a teenager, and I’m his mom, and everything I do is automatically uncool and annoying.

The other day, he was wandering through the house, singing, “We can dance. We can dance.”

That same line, over and over and over.

So I chimed in.

“You can dance if we want to. You can leave your friends behind…”

He gave me a look that told me how much I could dance.

“’Cause your friends don’t dance, and if they don’t dance, well they’re no friends of mine.”

“No.”

“We can dance, we can dance –“

“No.”

“But it’s the safety dance!” I protested.

“No!”

My singing – and dancing – were seriously rejected. He abandoned me in the kitchen and went back out into the living room.

I heard him singing, “We can dance,” but it was quieter, almost like he was trying to make sure I didn’t hear him and join in.

I am officially uncool and annoying.

But I can dance if I want to.

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