Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How I Used To Annoy My Siblings. Dancing.



I’m always amazed at how little my two kids argue because when I was growing up I used to torture my siblings.

There were five of us. I have 2 older sisters and a younger sister and brother. One of my standard tortures was to dance in front of the TV. But I'd actually wait until a pivotal moment in the show. Then I would walk toward the TV slowly and pounce in front.

Let the dancing begin.

“Move!!” They’d yell.

“Yeah right. I haven’t performed this yet..” Then I’d break into my dancing. I usually found that I could annoy them the most if I had a shit ass grin on my face and zombie eyes. The dance would always start out as tap dancing, then I’d throw in a bit of ballet to mix things up. Once the “Get out of the way!” screams got louder and I knew that I had limited time I’d do my finale which was that tap dancing move where you do the thing where you look like your running (while leaning forward) while alternating your straight arms forward then back. (What’s that move called?)

The other finale move was the one where you swing your arms in wide circles while doing crazy tap dancing with your feet. I really should know the names of these moves since I've been performing them all these years.

Oh and I don’t want to forget my other famous dance. The Tissue Dance. This is another dance - all self taught mind you - that I created that uses tissues as props. It’s a ballet/interpretive dance where my body actually becomes one with the tissues.

It’s really hard to explain in words. I’ll just have to show you when I see you.

30 comments:

Moooooog35 said...

If it's the one where you "become one with the tissues" that I'm thinking about, please refrain from showing it to me when you see me.

TrinaLikesWine said...

I'm speechless...dying laughing. Did you keep your toes pointed?...technique is never underrated you know.

TC said...

Bothering siblings is a tremendous skill. Did you ever do "the bothering tree?" This involved waving one's fingers delicately around the face of the sibling but NOT touching, like a tree in the wind. Worked every time.

Trooper Thorn said...

Oh, dancing. I thought you used to annoy your siblings by dressing in black-face.

Dr Zibbs said...

Moog - it is not. More if a spiritual oneness with the tissues.

Trina - of course I keep the toes pointed.

TC - The bothering tree eh? Will have to try that.

Trooper - You gotta love that picture.

Dr Zibbs said...

Haha - and Trooper I just realized that's a real black person.

Peggy said...

"that tap dancing move where you do the thing where you look like your running (while leaning forward) while alternating your straight arms forward then back. (What’s that move called?)"

I believe that move is called "moronic".

Dr Zibbs said...

Peggy - HAHAHA!!!

Venom said...

How about repeating everything they say until they hit you, then telling on them? A classic.

madtexter (corey james) said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHAAHA! How genius of you! And all I used to do when I was a kid was run around the house in an oversized t-shirt, lift it up and flash my underwear at everyone.

sybil law said...

Annoying siblings is what makes life so fun!!
Looking forward to that dance... someday...
:)

madtexter (corey james) said...

And another thought...you just inspired me to write a blog post about my childhood...and streaking!

Check it out: http://www.madtexter.com/2010/12/streaker.html

Dr Zibbs said...

Sybil - It's a promise.

Dr Zibbs said...

And Madtexter - I just checked it out.

Kristen said...

This is a very awesome post.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kristen - why thank you.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

Wait, you don't paint on black-face when you do these dances, do you?

Merry Christmas, from one Doctor to another.

Dr Zibbs said...

Dr - Of course. And thanks for stopping by blog blog. Hope to see you at a doctor conference this year.

HumorSmith said...

Siblings never appreciate artistry. All that talent they didn't get but with which you were blessed? They were (are) just jealous. As for the tissue dance, I believe I learned that one myself when I was visiting Kleenex, New Jersey. Or is that Teaneck? Anyway, while not wildly popular, it is certainly nothing to sneeze at. Although if sneezing does occur, you are certainly prepared to assist.

Dr Zibbs said...

Humor Smith - Kleenex NJ eh. I need to visit there. And you're right about the artistry.

Son of a Thomas said...

Funny but that would have never flown at my house.

You would have gotten and ass beating.

It would have been brutal.

You would have got in trouble for doing something that deserved a brutal ass beating.

Chelle said...

I still do this, but to my kids.

Dr Zibbs said...

Son of A - Yeah but they have to catch me before they can beat me.

Chelle - I do too.

Cowguy said...

YOU did the tissue dance??? Zibbs... I did the booger dance!!!!

We need to take this on the f'in road man.

Dr Zibbs said...

Cowguy - I smell a tour.

Ale said...

Dr Zibbs...you always toping yourself with every new post. I am dying here. My brother and sister would not get annoyed, they would join in the dance...it happened before. The best way to harass each other in our household until this day is nicknames and to pick on each other about something specific.

BRAVO!

Dominica said...

Because I was an only child I now treat my children to some extra artistry, to make up for my lonely childhood. I find "whip my hair" the best song of 2010 to jump in front of the telly ...

Dale said...

You would have fit right in with me and my way too many brothers (first I wrote bothers) and sisters - 8 of the feckers! Happy New Year Bojangles!

Anonymous said...

Dick.

Dr Zibbs said...

Dale - 8? Jesus!