Have I ever mentioned that my grandparents are the greatest, silliest, wirdest, meanest and nicest people in the whole wide world? Yes, the whole world, even U.S. Possessions and Guam. These are TruFax that can be verified by me. Anyway, what made me re-come to this conclusion is watching an entire episode of Dancing With the Stars with these two characters. It may have been one of the greatest experiences I have had with them, seriously. Here are some highlights of our adventure:
Carrie , Len , Bruno. According to my grandparents: hacks.
The Dancing With the Stars judges. Oh, the judges. First off, my grandmother remarked, “Can any of these fools dance? How they gonna judge somebody. They be lying to them folks anyway.” My grandma be knowing, I wholeheartedly agree, I need to see some credentials, some recipts, a press release or something. Just saying. Then my grandfather says that the judge, Bruno, needs some medication and in his words, “He just ain’t right.” My grandpa is the authority on all things, because grandpas just are, that’s his receipt.
Nancy Grace, the bane of grandma's existence.
My grandmother is obsessed with Nancy Grace. Not in a good way, not that there is a good way to be obsessed with that weirdo, but I digress, this ain’t about me. My grandma clowned this poor lady ever since she found out she was going to be on the show. She can’t stand Nancy Grace, like the hate is palpable (and hilarious). She has clowned her weave, her weight, her dresses, her shape, the dancing to mention a few things. In fact I am sure she probably even said something bad about the lady’s mama. Then my grandfather just cosigns and laughs with every fiber of his being at everything she says. He is an enabler. I love it!
the general consensus in the house after each dance...
Then after every dance one of these phrases is uttered:
- I hope that won’t supposed to be no waltz*, hmph. (Editor’s note: Insert any dance in this sentence)
- How they give them a 7, they needed to get a negative number.
- Is that what they are calling dresses nowadays? Oh.
- I wish that man (Bruno) would go somewhere and sit down.
My grandparents have been married 64 years, so the funnest part of watching this with them is hearing their memories of when they used to go out dancing. They were HUGE social butterflies and allegedly great dancers. This storytelling and memory lane strolling is greater than anything else I could imagine doing. This is why grandparents are national treasures, if you don’t have grandparents of your own you can come over and borrow mine anytime! They love company anyway.