Sometimes I’ll make a totally old school remark that John just doesn’t get. This can usually be explained by the fact that he grew up in Iowa, and I was born and raised in Surrey and that some things are purely Canadian or even West Coast. For example, he has no idea who Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod are.
As I was just finishing up my previous post I took a gander at Facebook and noticed one of my contacts just left the group “I do the ‘over the head’ clapping motion every time I talk about Kidstreet“. Holy Crap! I thought I was like the only person that remembered that show [wiki]. Whenever I get a little too excited (yes, that does happen sometimes) I’ll go “Kidstreet Clap!” and reach my hands above my head to applaud. After this my husband usually rolls his eyes and looks at me all crazy-like even though I really don’t complain when he does the “High Five!…. Self High Five!” bit.
The defining glory of the Kidstreet Clap is basically that the children on the show were crammed into tiny little race cars with no room to place their arms at their sides – hence forcing the overhead clap.
I think I’m going to leave the Facebook group as quickly as I joined but actually seeing old photos and proving to John that the show did in fact exist, makes it all worthwhile.