Apparently, "belly dancer" penetrated to the boychild's ears. We kept talking for a few minutes, and as we talked, I looked over at my (5 year old) son, to see him holding his shirt up and apparently doing the "Pelvic Thrust" part of The Time Warp
It didn't quite click on the first look, so we continued the discussion, (darling hubby is oblivious to our son's movements at this time), then I looked back again...he has his jammie shirt pulled up to expose his tummy, and he's just thrusting away...HE'S THRUSTING...HE'S 5...
Me: "What in the world are you doing..?'
Him:"Giggle, giggle, giggle"
Me:"Shayne...what are you DOING?"
Him: "Giggle, giggle, giggle"
At this point, the boy climbs back on the couch and giving me the innocent look
"Mommy, how do you make your belly dance?"
OOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhhhhhhh, he was trying to make his belly dance...that makes sense, kinda...
Hubby:"snicker, giggle, snort"
Me: "Uh, it doesn't really DANCE, per se...."
Him:"You said "belly dancer...how does your belly dance?
Me: "Snicker, cough, uh, well...(looking at hubby) A little help here would be nice...)
Hubby:"Giggle, Snicker, Snort, Snort...Cough, Giggle, It's not really your BELLY dancing, it's a kind of dance...Giggle"
Me:"*Grasping at this straw* Yeah, linda like hokey pokey is a kind of dance, and polka is a kind of dance..." hoping my ever more inquisitive son is not going to make me go into detail, or God's forbid, demonstration..
He looks up at me real seriouslike for a minute, obviously considering this, then says "OK" and goes back to his Gameboy...
I look over at the hubby who is still wiping his eyes and think "whew"
Such is life in our home...discussions of belly dancing at 10:30 pm....