He brought his The 39 Clues book to Silent Night because he wanted something to do during halftime. Oh, the irony.
Silent Night is a tradition at Taylor University. It’s received a lot of National attention during the past few years as one of the best traditions in college sports. It’s a highlight of my kids’ year.
Jonah sat about 25 feet away from us with one of his friends. At halftime, much to our surprise, he decided to dance in his seat, move down the aisle, dance down the steps, and continued dancing until he was center court. Oh my.
To say my husband and I were nervous is an understatement. We were sitting in one of the top bleacher rows and watched as our nine year old son entertained more than 2700 people. We laughed cautiously out of enjoyment and literally cried from embarrassment at the same time.
Photo Credit: Micah Hancock
I left after halftime and went to the grocery store. When I returned, I was swamped with calls and texts…
Did you know your son is now known as the Gangnam Style Kid?
Someone just said they wished they were the Gangnam Kid’s mom!
Oh, look at this– all this kid wants for Christmas is the Gangnam Style Kid to be on TV!
I discovered a video of his impromptu dance was on cbssports.com. You can see the full article here.
Today, a picture and reference to him was on yahoosports.com.
And then there’s the actual video:
Many of you know Jonah, and many of you know the roller coaster of emotions I deal with as his mom. I’m honored to raise this child. He’s brave, smart, and charismatic, but his impulsivity and fearlessness are not always accepted in this world. My college roommate said it best, though, in a text I received late last night. “[Your road] has been challenging, but what happened tonight was such a fun, lively, beautiful snapshot of who Jonah is.” Thanks Beck. You’re right. That’s my Jonah.