A few random facts:
I love the movie Newsies. Really, what is not to love? A young Christian Bale singing and dancing? Sign me up, please! This movie happened to come out when I was 12, so I was the perfect age to become mildly obsessed. I have passed on my obsession to my younger friends…I’ve been known to host a Newsies movie watching sleepover or two.
I have this annoying habit of singing and dancing in public. This is kind of awkward because I am not a great singer, and I am an even worse dancer. However, I am a total goofball. I’m also really good at denial. Once my boss pointing out that I sang and danced around the office all of the time and I was like “I never do that,” and he and my co-worker/best friend just looked at me as if I was telling them the sky was purple. They’re right. I do. I even, occasionally, perform amazing dance maneuvers with the grocery cart in the store. I’ve also been known to boogie with my kids in the cereal aisle.
This summer my good friend Becca came to visit for a whole month. It was awesome. My kids totally think she is their big sister or something. According to them their family consists of Mommy, Daddy, Becca, and Grammy. Becca shares my fascination with Newsies (and a name with the main character in Atone, this is not an accident, but more on that later). I was determined that before the summer was out we were somehow going to create an awesome Newsies inspired flash mob and take Helena, Montana by storm.
Tragically, my flash mob didn’t materialize quite the way I wanted it to because, well, there were only two of us. We managed to sing a few songs and do some choreography at 11pm in the parking lot of Hastings…but it’s not quite the same as a full on, Youtube worthy, flash mob when there are only two relatively goofy girls in it.
I, however, tried to convince Becca that our flash mob was way more awesome than it was. I told her, there were actually three people in it. She was pretty sure there were only the two of us because, you know, she was there at the time. I argued, no, three. I’m counting God in my flash mob.
And then she broke my heart.
She told me I couldn’t count God in my flash mob.
I tried to argue the “wherever two or more are gathered,” point… but it was a no go. Our flash mob must remain, sadly, only two members.
I still think it would be awesome to do a Newsies flash mob. Someday I will make it happen with more than just two girls. And I don’t care what anyone else says, God will totally be a member of my flash mob.