3.24.2008

Music Monday: Let's Dance!

Everybody on the floor -- it's Music Monday!

(Pssst... for more musical musings, check out Soccer Mom in Denial. You'll be glad you did!)

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If you were to stop by Casa de jane on any given afternoon, you would probably be welcomed, offered something cold to drink and then asked to dance. You see, Will and I have started hosting Mama and Will's Fantabulous Dance Party Extravaganzas every day after school.

And it's a riot.

Unless we're sleeping, our house is never quiet. I've always got music playing (or the TV on...) Master Will is a big fan of this -- music runs through his soul like nobody I've ever known. He loves it. Singing. Listening. And grooving. He will catch a rhythm and start bouncing to it in perfect time. So our Dance Party was just a natural extension of that.

And this song -- "Brick House" by the Commodores -- is his favorite boogie tune. He will come up to me and say "Do you want to dance?" -- which is his way of telling me that HE wants to dance. His little communication skills are emerging in such a way that when he wants or needs something, he cloaks that fact posed in a question to me: dinner time comes when he asks me if I am hungry; bed times comes when he asks me if I am ready for night-night. Hey -- it's communication and he's trying. I'll take it.

Anyway, after being asked if I want to dance, to which I always say yes, I spin around in my office chair and grab his hands and we start to move. His little cerebral- palsy-plagued legs are still a bit shaky, but his spirit is willing and we somehow make it all work. We even have a big finish when I grab his hand and spin around in the office chair and then dip back. TA-DA!

Best moment of my day.

Here's the audio (with some still photos) of our favorite Shake Your Groove Thing song... dance party's today at about 4 pm (after snack time.) Y'all come on and join us!

4 comments:

soccer mom in denial said...

My little lady's current favorite is A-Ha Take on Me. She just thinks the name of the band is a riot.

Plus I think she's got a thing for cute Norwegians....

cablegirl said...

What a fantastic family moment. daily dance party.

My hubby has a morning dance routine with my 16 month old. On days when he is home in the mornings and he gets her out of her crib in the mornings they waltz around the living room while I make her breakfast. :)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

This is hysterical, Jane - this was my Music Monday piece a few weeks ago. But in my case I was speaking of my (cough, cough) salad days...

Your little buddy has great taste!

citizen jane said...

Thanks for all the kind words, y'all. The dance party really has become a highlight of my day -- it's nice to have something that's just Will's and mine.