The new dance that’s taking my suburban home by storm is actually an old one. And it’s not a dance but a walk.
I present to you The Silly Walk.
It was Friday night. My husband was watching the Blue Jays (a team that meets his requirements because they (a) are from Toronto (b) lose more times than they win). While I was picking up some of last week’s junk off the floor, I decided I needed more attention, so I goose stepped in front of the television.
My husband laughed. “That looks like a silly walk.”
I looked at him strangely, missing the reference.
“You know,” he said, “Monty Python.”
My eyes lit up. I knew Monty Python.
He continued. “The Ministry of Silly Walks.”
I smiled, trying to will that sketch somewhere into my memory.
“Here, come watch it.” Within seconds, he’d cued it up on his iPhone.
We watched. As did William.
Then our eight-year-old did his own hilarious silly walk.
Here’s a how-to version of William’s walk:
- Stand up (since you’re likely reading this sitting on your butt).
- Arch your back.
- Look up as high as you can, so you can almost see behind you.
- Still looking back, begin walking, ensuring you kick your legs as high as they go.
- Sit down.
- Call your chiropractor.
Are you a Monty Python fan?