Tuesday, February 03, 2009

She's a Dancing Machine

After a week of fighting a mutant virus and a not-so-fun biopsy today, Katie was granted the privilege to do anything she wanted tonight. I braced myself for shoe shopping, a horrid children's movie or dinner at the dreaded CiCi's, but her request surprised me. An at-home dance party followed by ice cream sundaes. This, I could happily provide.

But, as the evening wore on, I wore down. It was a long day, week, month. I just didn't feel like dancing. I knew I had to follow through though, so after dinner we went about our preparations - moving all the furniture out of the way to make room for our disco arena. The music came on. Sadie broke out some smooth new moves she's acquired of late. Katie astonished me with knowing a large portion of "867-5309" (really, she barely knows her own phone number!). And I found myself in stitches, working the grocery cart, getting jiggy with the cabbage patch and doing some ad hoc instruction on grapevine basics (hilarious with a two-year old).

It didn't take long to wear everyone out. The girls created their own sundaes, complete with everything from Magic Shell to whipped cream and sprinkles. Then we all collapsed and watched some Tom and Jerry reruns, getting in a few tickle fights and some cuddling before bed.

Really, does life get any better than this?

And so, my first real resolution of the new year... - Dance, Dance, Dance!


  1. I love it! So glad that you had a good night, you needed that kind of break for sure. Sounds like you're doing all kinds of dancing in the rain : )

  2. Oh how fun! I'm happy to read that it turned to be a great night. Don't kids have an uncanny way to make you feel that it's ok to do things what we used to think was silly, no matter what you're going through? I sometimes wake up and I don't know how I'm going to function that day. Then I first see my 9mo in the morning and gives me a big smile and he giggles while trying to run away from me; then I try to reach for him and he gives me his big laughs, my day just gets better. I really think they do teach us an important life lesson, and that is, everything is going to be ok. Be happy and have a good day.

  3. That's adorable. And I love your pic to accompany the entry.

  4. Reading this brought a huge smile to my face! Sounds like it was a perfect evening!

  5. oh the simple pleasures in life! Precious!!