Apparently, a third of kids find dad dancing awkward yet entertaining . . . As yet I don’t think our three find Dave’s dancing embarrassing but then they’ve never seen him going full throttle in a nightclub at 2am. Being 6ft 5 and made of arms, Dave’s dancing has previously been termed rather “obvious” by Kirst and I. At present Dave’s moves have been somewhat curtailed by a broken elbow . . .
A recent survey commissioned by npower * to celebrate Brit’s everyday super powers suggests that hula hooping and doing the splits are amongst the nation’s most wanted super powers – neither of these are things I can do but I can’t say I’m all that bothered. What I’d actually like to be able to do is pause time and Apparate in a Harry Potter style – clearly these are not remotely achievable ambitions so I’ll stick to saying that I’d quite like to be able to break dance! (Some might say that’s equally unachievable for a 36yr old, over weight woman with back problems . . . )
TOP 5 SUPER POWERS BRITS WISH THEY HAD
1. Photographic memory
2. Back flipping
3. Doing the splits
4. Hula hooping
My actual everyday superpowers consist of the most ridiculous memory for when, where and how things happened – including who was there and what I (or even they) were wearing and distracting small children out of meltdowns.
Dave has more entertaining superpowers – he can juggle, sing (or even rap) along to some of the most obscure songs and, once upon a time, used to be able to leap frog post boxes.
To celebrate the everyday superpowers of our great nation, npower has enlisted the help of Peter Andre. Taking the hunt for Britain’s everyday superpowers to the road, families can head down to the npower superpower roadshow to show off their talents at dedicated “super power” booths for the chance of winning a home gadget package worth £25,000 to super power your home. If, like me, you’re local to Manchester then our superpower roadshow takes place in the Manchester Arndale from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th November (with Peter Andre himself there on Friday 11th).
If you can’t make it to one of the npower superpower roadshows, you can head to www.npower.com/superpowers to share your family’s everyday superpower and be in with a chance to win a gadget bundle worth £25,000 to super power your home!
* Independent survey carried out by One Poll, polling 2,000 UK parents and children aged 6-16 years old.