My husband’s family does their family reunion in October. This year my mother-in-law asked us all to come up with a family talent to share. After consulting the kids, and then dismissing all of their ideas, my husband and I both suggested “strip tease” at the same time. Kismet.
The boys, somehow, didn’t know what a strip tease was. We started to explain it was a dance and they cut us off with their “no way” and “ewww!”. Then we added, “A dance where you take your clothes off.” And they were suddenly all in. We’ve raised them well.
I took the boys’ dress shirts and applied stick-on Velcro tabs along the button plackets. We found cheap black dress pants at the thrift store, cut them along the outer leg seams and I sewed strips of Velcro to the open seams. A few months back I picked a bolt of super cute heart fabric from IKEA’s as-is. I whipped up three simple boxer shorts, you know, to keep things decent. My husband started working with the boys on choreography and we began narrowing down our music choices.
When the time came to put on the show, the boys were giddy with excitement. Maybe a little too giddy. All the sweet moves they’d practiced were abandoned in the rush of performing.
But you get the general idea.