Monday, January 21, 2008

Dance Party

Two words for you today: Head Cold.
ugh. My head feels like it weighs 100 pounds and is inflated like a cement balloon. Compounding that is the fact that I can not sleep when I can not breathe.
Other than that I am having a terrific morning, I was just witness to some of the funkiest and cutest dancing this side of the circus.
My Monkey Boy's favourite song of the moment is 'Kung Fu Fighting'. And by favourite, I mean he hits repeat on the iPod and it blasts out of the stereo for an hour at a time as he dances. And by dancing I mean he does some insane combo of frantic hip hop/break-dancing and kicking. He doesn't like to kick nothing though. He much prefers to gently kick the leg of whomever in the room is taller than he. Repeatedly. While making loud, guttural, "hah's."
Girly joins him in the dancing, singing and kicking. She is somewhat less gentle.
Dancing has been our main activity in the last week, finding old songs on the iPod that we haven't heard in years (Will Smith anyone?), blasting the stereo and crazy dancing around the living room. What a blast! I had almost forgotten how much fun it was to act like a fool in your own living room with only your children as witnesses. Unfortunately my preschoolers are much better dancers than I, but they don't judge me for it. They let me be as crazy old womanish as I like and they kindly hang out with me and let me feel like part of the gang.

16 comments:

  1. We used to dance in the kitchen all the time. It was fun and great exercise. I should surprise them and do it again. :)

    Hope you get over that cold soon.

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  2. Sounds adorable and fun! What a little character your monkey boy is.

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  3. Kung foo fighting. Brings back many memories.

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  4. Are you sure you aren't actually IN THE CIRCUS???!!
    I know I am lol.
    I love the crazy goofy dance a thons worth every circus moment:)

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  5. My kids are old enough that when I dance, they look at me with this very weird look on their faces that is suspiciously like shock and embarrassment. But how can that be when I'm so cool, I ask you? Seriously, we still do this all the time too! And one of their favorite songs is Kung Fu Fighting. I hope you get feeling better soon, Kristen!

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  6. That sounds like a fun way to cure a head cold (or maybe make it worse?) Hope you feel better soon!

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  7. Dancing with the kids is the BEST! We love it in our house.

    I have a few of Will Smith's cd's too! I loved when he was with DJ Jazzy Jeff.

    Hope your head cold clears up soon. Those are the worst.

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  8. Dancing is a cure for a head cold you know!

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  9. What a cute post! I love the thought of all the dancing going on! Over the summer, we were at the lake and there was music being played loudly off in the distance and that song (Kung Fu Fighting) came on and we (all the adults) started belting it out - it is a rocking song! Have fun - and I hope you feel better soon. Kellan

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  10. The picture you painted is just hilarious! And I defy you to show us that you are crazy old womanish. I bet you are rocking along with the two of them like nobody's business!!

    Keep the good times rolling, sistah (but preferably without that head cold).

    Heidi

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  11. Dancing is great and I can imagine how you are all enjoying it. Hope you get better soon.

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  12. That is worthy of video taping for, a-hem, black mailing in years to come ;)
    I got an iPod 2 Christmas' ago. One day while looking for songs, I got a little crazy. I went for a stoll down memory lane and bought $50 worth of songs. Oops

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  13. That sounds like so much fun! I will still crazy dance with my 6 year old, but my tweens make fun of me if I do it in front of them! Enjoy it while you can :)!

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  14. I love dancing with my kids, it is the best thing in the world

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  15. I have to get "permission" to dance or sing in my house. I'll start to dance with my 4-year-old and he'll hold up his hand and say, "sorry mom, this is just a kid dancing song." Yes, I'm that bad.

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  16. i love dancing in the living room, we definately should do that more often!!! hope you are feeling better soon.

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