Thursday, October 11, 2007

Dancing With My Stars!

So you know how there’s a part of you that wants to dance your little heart out when an upbeat song comes on? You know, that little part of you that wishes you could dance like Brittany Spears? No? OK, then it’s just me :)

When I was in college I would have MTV on and when Brittany Spears’ video for “Oops I Did It Again” came on I would work my butt off trying to imitate every move she made. Not only was it fun, but it was such a great workout too! See I was a gymnast, and I was a dancer, so moving and dancing just came very naturally to me. As the years have gone by I haven’t really had an excuse to dance like that anymore. I mean come on, I’m a responsible adult now…I can’t just go dance crazy in the middle of my living room anymore. Or can I????

The other night my daughter wanted to go up to our computer room and listen to the “Annie” soundtrack. So we took her up there and played it really loud, and pretty soon the entire family was dancing around like fools. We were doing tricks and turns and just absolutely being silly! I have not had that much fun being silly with them in a long time! After the “Annie” soundtrack was done we put in the “Evan Almighty” soundtrack and danced to that. My son’s dancing consisted pretty much of running and hopping in circles while holding my hand, and my daughter’s was anything from doing cartwheels and handstands to having her daddy flip her in the air. It was a fantastic time.

And I woke up extremely sore yesterday. So not only did I have a blast with the fam…I also got in a great workout!

8 comments:

Brian Garner said...

I have the perfect video for you to watch to learn how to dance. Here you go and enjoy! Was hubby poppin?

http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid353549946/bctid1231019884

Jennifer (Jen on the Edge) said...

What a great time you must have had! And, another one of those moments that will stay in your children's hearts.

Kellie said...

Making memories like these are what it's all about :)

And no, you're not the only one that wished you could dance like Brit :)

Sherry said...

Such fun isn't it??? I know your children will be wanting to dance more and more and that's a plus. As old as we are, yeah when we are all together and a "bouncy" song comes on, heck we turn into different people and just go with the beat. Hubby even gets mama swinging her arms and giggling.
Dancing is great for the soul and yup even for those muscles you didn't even know you had.
You know the song "I Hope You Dance" well I hope you all dance well into your 90's with your children!!!

Julie said...

Sounds like fun. Sometimes you just gotta let loose!

Daddy Dan said...

Our Babito loves to dance already and he just started walking. I think he was dancing before he was walking! Sounds like you had a good workout too!

Shari said...

My mom used to always crank the tunes and dance with us like weirdos when I was a kid. It's really, some of my best memories... Everyone once in a while we'll do it in my house. LIke the night we were teaching my then 6 year old to do the running man. :)

Edie C said...

Times like that are so fun!