Who would have thought that a grass skirt and a coconut bikini top could cause such a production?
It’s been a few weeks since my guy pal and his adventure seeking lil’ bro, Dano, entertained the crowd for Sleeping Beauty’s birthday (the littlest lil’ bro). My guy pal comes from a family of seven. I’ve known this clan all my life and there has never been a dull moment.
So imagine if you will, it’s Sleeping Beauty’s birthday – he’s actually awake for this adventure, much to our amusement – and we (the girls) decided it might be fun to bring on the dancers for a family barbecue-slash-birthday party.
We (the girls) weren’t wearing the grass skirts or the bikini tops, much to the boys’ chagrin I imagine; nope, it was the guys’ plan to do the dancing.
Donning their risqué attire, one sporting nothing but a droopy pair of undershorts and a grin (that wasn’t my guy pal – but he did make his own fashion statement, wearing swimming trunks and sandals… with socks – Lord help us!) they strutted down to the fire pit dancing to some “I like to move it” music that we couldn’t even hear over the uproarious laughter.
Sleeping Beauty met the boys on their red carpet appearance to the barbecue area, and jumped onto the picnic table. The table was strategically placed next to the fire pit so it actually looked like the Hawaiian babes – the Delta Dollies – were doing a volcano-taming, voodoo dance.
Once the tips were collected, the laughter died and the grass skirts sidelined (one of them was – the other was confiscated by Sleeping Beauty’s little man who showed them all who had the rhythm), it was time for socializing.
So now, it looks like the grass skirts are coming out of the closet this weekend, as Dano is going to take part in a fundraising event in Elgin on Sunday. It’s the 5km Rideau Run that he will do with his niece, an intrepid runner from Rideau District High School. She has challenged her uncle – for the second time – to take part in the race that raises money for the high school’s cross country team.
The challenge put to Dano by my guy pal – “Do the run in the grass skirt and I will wax your truck.”
The response – “Don’t say I can’t do something because I will prove you wrong.”
So for some laughs and a good time, come cheer on the Delta Dollies Sunday (my guy pal has indicated he may join the pack on a bicycle… should be fun) as the race kicks off with registration at the high school at 8 a.m.
The cheering section will have their pompoms… and the defibrillator… on the sidelines. Good luck Dano! There will be a big surprise for you at the finish line.