How did you think of your parents when you were in high school? Were they embarrassing? Tolerable? Useful when cash was low? Of course, many teens and their parents have great relationships, but it’s still hard for teens to realize that their parents weren’t always parents. Parents were once teens who stayed up late with friends, pushed limits, and perhaps frustrated their own parents.
For some parents, that teenage zest for life never really dies down, even if their kids have trouble seeing it. Some parents walk around with a wild teenager trapped inside just waiting… waiting for the right moment to bust out.
One mom found an opportunity to show her daughter just how many moves she has left, and her daughter was blown away!
It’s hard to know what Noelle Miner’s relationship with her mom was like before she saw her bust these dance moves. Were they closed, strained? They probably had their ups and downs like every mother and daughter. But did Noelle know her mother could dance—really dance? Judging from her comments, Mom’s performance was a total surprise. Sure, Noelle was ready to film her mom, but whether she intended to use the video for praise or for blackmail isn’t clear.
Noelle’s footage was shot at a dance convention. In what seems to be a break from normal kid and teen-centered activities, a mish-mash group of adults takes the stage. Men and women both younger and older take the floor, not over eager, and wait for the music to start.
“Let’s see if my mom’s any good,” Noelle says to a friend beside her. When the music starts, Mom answers that question once and for all.
Mom catches the rhythm, waits for the big moves, and nails it! The choreography starts easy—things that most parents could do with a little practice—and then moves one to some hip-swaying and fancy footwork. Noelle’s mom is tearing up the floor!
“She is my inspiration!” Noelle declares. Hopefully her mom’s seen the video below and knows what her dance meant to Noelle.
To all the mothers and daughters out there with with some tricks still up their sleeves, you are our inspiration!
Watch the video to see Noelle get blown away by her mom’s moves!
This story originally appeared at InspireMore.
Katie Taylor started writing in 5th grade and hasn't stopped since. Her favorite place to pen a phrase is in front of her fireplace with a cup of tea, but she's been known to write in parking lots on the backs of old receipts if necessary. She and her husband live cozily in the Pacific Northwest enjoying rainy days and Netflix.