Friday Floss #Floss #SwishSwish

Right, let me start by saying I am not talking about dental floss – though as a retired dentist, I’m sure my Pops would be so proud if I was extolling the virtues of regular flossing and inter-dental brushing for the health of your teeth!

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I’m talking about that new dance craze that the kids are all going mental over.

That move that seems a bit of an impossibility…

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Yup, that one!

Katy Perry’s Swish Swish song has got the Floss kid going strong!

Now, I count myself as a pretty good dancer… I can try my feet at pretty much any move (not saying I can do them all!) and I’m pretty good at hip swivelling too.

But this one got me foxed…

Lil Princess has been ‘flossing’ (sorry again Pops, not the dental type again!) for a while now, and she makes it look so easy!

The other day fellow blogger and teacher, and all-round good sport, Fatty McCupcakesย posted on her Facebook Bad Teachers Group about her class all being obsessed with this move, and how she basically did her back in trying to learn how to floss!

Well, last night we had our school disco – well, two discos – one for the younger lot and one for the older ones.

The first one was great, dancing to the Macarena and jumping around with 4-7-year-olds is just my thing!

The second one was cool too – I got to be there, embarrassing my daughter!

But the crowds of 7-11-year-olds flossing was getting me down! (Again – Pops, don’t get excited, there weren’t groups of children conscientiously clearing the gaps in their teeth collectively!) And one of the younger members of staff (she’s like 21, or something, a mere babe, and not much older than the kids!) was able to floss, so she showed me, as only a teacher can do… and I got it!

I was so excited! I flossed with the best of them! I couldn’t go at the speed of some of the kids, but hey, I got the move, got the idea, and was so pleased with myself!

Lil Princess was well impressed, rather than embarrassed, that her friends were coming up to her and saying “Your mum can FLOSS!!!”

She even challenged me to a Floss-Off when we got back home!

And you say you want proof? Here!

See! Told you I can do it!!

But I have to say, my back doesn’t half ache now!!!!!!!!

Still, it felt like a great workout, and I shall try and keep my flossing, both dental and dancing, up regularly!!!!

Have a fantastic flossing Friday Peeps!

127 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Geetha B
    Apr 03, 2018 @ 06:30:58

    This is the first time I heard of flossing thanks to you. Great going with the move by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. manyofus1980
    Mar 25, 2018 @ 07:38:18

    where have I been? I never heard of this phenominum! lol…go you for learning though! xoxo

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  3. fancypaperblog
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 23:04:55

    Ok you just educated me๐Ÿ˜‹ now I have the right verb to use when I see my students acting strangely!!

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  4. Janet Givens
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 22:19:00

    Such fun. (Except I know my back got very nervous as I was watching).

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  5. Unbound Roots
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 19:38:25

    Okay, so I saw this for the first time on Katie’s post, and now I’m seeing it here. You both have me intrigued. I’m going to challenge my kids and husband to a floss-off this evening. I’ll try to remember to report back. Oh, and BTW – nice flossing, Ritu!!! โค

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  6. Trudy
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 16:48:30

    I can’t believe that this child has been riding his fifteen minutes of fame for so long! It’s a been at least a year of him being everywhere! So the lesson is to create something that only you can do well and fame will follow! And you did a great job learning that dance!

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  7. Phaytea's Pulse
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 16:09:13

    Ahhh… that close dance is so cool… that mid is even cooler… what? I see me trying this in from off the mirror… off to watch some more

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  8. arv!
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 14:36:55

    Flossing will help you unwind! saw your video on IG…you’re pretty good! I never knew you are a dentist! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. hotmessmemoir
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 14:01:42

    You did it! Oh my God! You flossed! I didn’t even know it had a name. My son does it and he is an expert at it. It gets on my nerves b/c we will be having a normal conversation and in mid-sentence he just breaks out into this dance. WTF? I am so proud of you. I don’t think I’m coordinated enough.

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  10. robbiesinspiration
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 13:18:48

    I don’t have a daughter so I have never heard of flossing before, Ritu, but I did do my shoulder in bowling to my eager beavers.

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  11. You Can Always Start Now
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 13:05:42

    This was an education for me as I had not heard of Flossing. I think you look great and have it under control.

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  12. angelanoelauthor
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 13:02:33

    I have a third grader, but I have never heard of FLOSSING! I love it and now want to do it all the time. Good for you for making a go of it. As soon as my back heals up a bit, I will be embarrassing my child on as many occasions as possible by dancing the floss. All the place…kitchen, living room, grocery store…the possibilities are endless!

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  13. Claire Saul (PainPalsBlog)
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 12:55:32

    Well this is a new one to me..and one this poor old 40 something won’t be trying!! It does take me back to primary school discos and embarrassing my kids – Reach for the Stars was always a huge favourite, plus various Glee routines!! Now my lot are into indie and folk, so not much disco dancing going on here ha, ha, ha!! Do some flossing for me too, Ritu!

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  14. laughingatthesky
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 11:29:46

    Living mostly on a boat for the last seven years I’m often behind in learning the popular crazes. But wow girl you’re doing it!

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    • Ritu
      Mar 24, 2018 @ 11:36:15

      I had my not with it moments… but now my kids are 10 and 12 I get to hear all about them… and working in school obviously gives an advantage… but maybe u should admit age related defeat sometines…. oh my back ๐Ÿ˜ฃ

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  15. Shallow Reflections
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 11:08:33

    You are not at a loss when you do the floss, Ritu!

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  16. Losing the Plot
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:44:12

    I used to love dancing – before my accident, thatโ€™s something I havenโ€™t quite managed to regain – yet!

    Go you and your moves though!

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  17. thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:14:06

    I LOVE this, look at you getting your floss on!!

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  18. Phil Taylor
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:11:48

    Too funny! Kudos to you for your video!

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  19. Kelsey @ There's Something About KM
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:08:16

    Flossing queen!!

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  20. Anindya
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 10:03:16

    Ha ha …..never heard of this weird dance moves…..but from your lovely post it seems this dance is the in thing now, looks very intoxicating too…..:):)

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  21. rachaelstray
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 09:58:16

    Haha love this! You have got some mad flossing skills ๐Ÿ˜‚ glad you impressed rather than embarrassed your daughter.

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  22. Fiona Maclean
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 09:53:12

    Floss it baby! seriously does look like a good workout! I’m off to try flossing in my fifties!

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  23. Gary
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 09:42:26

    WTF…flossing?? Say again…dancing..really…your dear pops must be smiling wisely outside and despairing internally. I fear Iโ€™d need a chiropractor after attempting this particular craze…just hand me the floss and Iโ€™ll sit quietly cleaning tooth gaps ๐Ÿ˜ณ

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  24. thoughtsfromjasmine
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 09:39:43

    This is so cute! Iโ€™m glad that your daughter was impressed with your flossing ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jas xx

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  25. Aimer Boyz
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 02:37:36

    More power to you, Ritu. I was tired just watching ๐Ÿ™‚

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  26. Jennie
    Mar 24, 2018 @ 00:58:06

    You go, girl! I wanna Floss. The Wedding Dancer can do this. ๐Ÿ˜€ You made the Little Princess proud, Ritu. Thatโ€™s the best part.

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  27. willowdot21
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 20:33:30

    Lol Sis you are one !!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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  28. Erika Kind
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 20:20:51

    This looks like a really funny kind of dance!!

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  29. scr4pl80
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 19:52:32

    I had not heard of flossing as a dance move. Looks interesting but I’m pretty sure I don’t have the coordination to handle it.

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  30. joey
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 18:16:37

    LOL! I love the last bit. Flossing for cardio and strong dental hygiene!

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  31. fattymccupcakes
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 14:01:20

    This is HILARIOUS!! Iโ€™m majorly impressed with your moves!!! Holy heck!!

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  32. Jim
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 12:22:47

    woo hoo! shake what your Momma gave ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. thebeasley
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 11:22:36

    Haha! Love your flossing Ritu! Well done. I would completely put my back out if I attempted it x

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  34. Judy E Martin
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 10:54:04

    Get you, Sis! I will have to get my daughter to teach me, although, with my two left feet and clumsy nature, I hope I don’t end up in A & E! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  35. weggieboy
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 09:14:20

    Ow! That dance is cool looking, and probably fun to do once you get the rhythm of it, but my back hurts looking at it!

    I never got the hang of flossing. Some of my teeth were too close together and trapped the dang flossing string for that matter. Until I bought a water flosser and could use a pulsed water jet to take care of those little chunkettes trapped in my teeth, I never truly had teeth clean of debris.

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  36. OIKOSโ„ข-Redaktion
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 09:08:45

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  37. ellenbest24
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 06:55:57

    Mahnifiscent! A youtube star! I tried this for a few minutes and decided 60 is pushing it … to floss you need either teeth or flexibility and I only have one of these. I feel a bloggers bash floss off coming on ๐Ÿ“ผ๐ŸŽง๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘

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  38. Tony Burgess
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 06:17:14

    Thats the way to floss!

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  39. pranabaxom
    Mar 23, 2018 @ 05:11:15

    Flossing at 40, belly dancing at 45, way to go๐Ÿ˜Š

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