Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday Whimsy: Dancing With Daddy

We've created a monster.  For some reason, starting very recently, Sammi has decided that she wants to dance before bedtime.  Because there's nothing better than a completely wired, wound-up 5 year old that then gets turned over to Mommy to be coralled into bed and convinced that it's time to sleep, right?  hehehe 

Actually, I love it.  We are not a terribly musical family, and rarely even have music on in the house.  I have many early years of classical piano training under my belt, but that doesn't really make for fun family time (not to mention, my confidence in my abilities is at about zero right now since it's been soooo long since I've done it).  And watching Shark Tank the other night, I was completely inspired to run out and get the Chord Buddy and a guitar.  Haven't done it yet, but don't think I won't have one by the time my birthday rolls around and be fully able to play all the family favorites by the time the next holiday season arrives!

So...to have these precious moments together, Sammi and Daddy dancing together, Mommy doing something she thinks might be considered dancing, Sammi rocking out with her very best air guitar to Quiet Riot Slade (sorry, Steve, couldn't resist...)...it's pretty magical. 



10 comments:

ABandCsMom said...

Sweet, sweet pictures!! Did she ever settle down and sleep after all that dancing??

Becca said...

Ha, yes, she did. And she does every time. But boy, getting her to go up to bed is a real challenge!! "One more song, Mommy! I not finished yet!" LOL

Alicia Llanas said...

sweet. we love music in this house but more like make music. so Elias is musician, he hears music and recognize instruments and plays along. he learns songs, even in english, we love glee music ;)

but Eva is more like i want to dance, so its kind of cute and funny now watch Elias dance with Eva, they love dancing together, and Elias moves are more kind of making the robot or his version of breakdance.

CJ said...

This is seriously the sweetest post I have read all week! You gave me back one of my memories! I used to dance on my father's feet....he would hold my hands and I would put my feet on top of his and he would "dance" us around. Thanks, Bec. THAT is the kind of trigger I value!

Rob Monroe said...

We dance often - there is almost ALWAYS music on in our apartment. For us it means less TV is on and it makes for a nice, quiet distraction. I say leave more music on, you'll like it!

teal915 said...

So much fun. I remember standing on my dad's feet and dancing when I was little. We have "dance parties" to get the energy out too. The kids love it.

tekeal said...

livia used to have a habit of dancing/running around the table after dinner- naked! sometimes she still whips everything off when she gets into a dance mood... our new neighbours who were playing with livia for a couple hrs one evening had quite the surprise when she did this at their place:-) sweet pics as always...

Cindy said...

Such sweet pictures! And memories that will last a lifetime. Looking forward to seeing you guys!

Anna Theurer said...

absolutely precious! love father-daughter moments!

Michelle said...

Awww this is what memories are made of!