Keep Up, Little One!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
So, we all know how much energy children have, right? I'm guilty of saying it before. "Shew, I wish I had half that energy!" Yep, if you haven't said it, you've thought it.
I discovered this week that my 2 year old daughter absolutely positively loves the Black Eyed Peas. This house is full of hard rock and metal music, but I know she loves to dance and I was just pulling up videos because we were feeling extra silly, and they seem to be our go-to for our "Get Phunky" dances, as she calls them.
After several days we have developed a habit of listening to "Boom Boom Pow", "Let's Get It Started" and a few of the others that everyone knows so well. And to my surprise, I've got an ability to shake what my momma gave me, and I have brilliantly passed it on this trait to my child! Come to find out, I get so wrapped up in our little dances that I keep going and going and shaking my tushy that she eventually throws in the towel (or blankie, if you will) and says "Momma, we can rest now!"
Mwahahaha! I am gaining some of my youth back that I lost years ago when I should have felt at my prime. 30 is starting to look like the new 20 for me! It is amazing what just a boost of energy can do for your self esteem. Just earlier this year, I would've maybe have "danced" to one kiddie song then sat down, saying "You go 'head, baby. Show momma your dance moves." Now the mother has to beg the child "Just one more! Pwwweeeeease?"