This morning, before school, he strutted around and told me, "I'm gonna' dance like there's nobody watchin'!" He also let me know that he was going to request his favorite song "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift. One of the reasons he loves this song so much is because he identifies with the message. Feeling like an outsider and that he often doesn't fit in, he connects to lyrics. In class, when the schoolwork is getting too difficult for him, he's becoming frustrated, and he is struggling to keep it together, he uses this song to sing in his head so that instead of bursting out in defeat, he just shakes it off.
Since the school dance is a "dance with a loved one," Danelle got to go with him. I must admit, I was a tad bit jealous, as I have always wanted to have a daughter to go to a "daddy / daughter" dance. I also would've loved to have gone just so I could see Cava break out his moves because this boy has got some. Adam Levine should have sung "I've got the moves like Cava" instead of like Jagger.
As always, he was very obliging when I asked him to let me take photos of him before he left, even though he was bouncing-off-the-walls excited about going to his first ever school dance.
He danced with his Mom.
He danced with his friends.
He danced in a conga line.
And they played his request - Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." So Cava said he had one "awesome" time.