I Thought I was the Worst Twerk Fail EVER

By now everyone has seen the “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” video. (And if you haven’t – where ya  been? Camping in the wilderness with no WiFi or cell service? What’s wrong with you?)

Here it is in case you missed it:

And you also probably know that it’s fake (though I admit, it fooled me) via the ever so awesome Jimmy Kimmel Show.

I think it’s hilarious, but I’m bummed that it’s fake. I felt badly for the girl when I saw it, but I was a little bit happy that someone had an even bigger twerking fail than me. (And of course Miley.)

Yeah, you heard me right, I myself have had a twerking fail. And I think it’s time to come clean…

A few weeks ago the four of us were watching America’s Got Talent and Robin Thicke was on singing “Blurred Lines.” That song is a current guilty pleasure of mine, but Dave and the kids are not fans. And since I know they all hate it, I got up and danced in front of the TV. I waved my hands in the air and sang along. I was having a good ol’ time. (No, I wasn’t drunk, just obnoxious.)

Marley said, “Hey Mom, let’s see you twerk.”

“What’s twerk?” I asked.

Yeah, I’m obnoxious mom, but apparently not pop-culture-savvy mom.  (This was a few weeks before the Miley Cirus twerk fail.)

“Oh my god, Mom. You don’t know what twerking is?” Marley asked me, unable to believe her my-mom-is-so-lame teenage ears.

She took me straight to YouTube and showed me this:

I watched the video very closely then squatted down, stuck out my butt (which even with my recent weight loss seems to be the perfect size for twerking) and then I thrust my hips. And almost threw my back out.

It seems these old hips do not move that way. I spent the rest of the night rolling on my foam roller.

Thank god there was no video. I mean, I wouldn’t put it past Marley to post it. Of course if she did, I’m pretty sure it would have gone viral.

Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Suburban Mom Throws Her Back Out!!!  That fake girl on fire wouldn’t have stood a chance against me.

6 thoughts on “I Thought I was the Worst Twerk Fail EVER

  1. Thank you for posting alternatives to the Miley Cyrus video which I am avoiding. So far so good. And actually I have NOT seen the fire one, even after reading your post, because it wouldn’t load on my iPad. But the bootie tootie girl is adorbs. This reminds me of that one time I stayed after class at Zumba to get a private lesson on shaking my butt like Beyonce. ohhh yeahhhh.

    • The fire one is worth seeing, Kim (even though it is fake) AND is only 37 seconds. (Bonus!) I think I need to skip any sort of private lessons at the risk of not wanting to throw out my back. (Damn I’m old!)

  2. “I spent the rest of the night rolling on my foam roller.”

    This made me laugh out loud, but I would have done the same thing Charlene!

  3. It is 11:22 pm. My kid is STILL up doing homework sitting across from me. And I am trying so hard not to laugh out loud and distract him. My eyes are watering – you are too much! I would totally throw out my back so I laugh at the expense of others and have no intentions of learning how to do something so incredibly dangerous at my old age. I need to go wipe my eyes now and get these giggles under control.

    • Thank you Jodene. Glad I was able make you giggle. (Even if it was at my expense!)

      And 11:22 for homework? Noooooooooooo!!!! (But I will tell you that sometimes Chandler does the same thing.) Sigh…

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