Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up Without Dancing

Ok, so I like to dance anyway…anywhere…everywhere…all the time.

My daughter and I dance all around.  This is fun…this is good.  For some reason, I think she would be ok whether she danced with me or not.

Dancing with my boys does not strike me in the same way.

Maybe it is because they have been dancing on my hips since I met them.

Maybe it is because I was so very shy, and my baby girl is NOT.

Perhaps it is because I was a middle school teacher and saw so many boys at dances who had no idea what to do, so they stood around, OR worse…grabbed on and plastered themselves so they were certainly left uncomfortable.

I really think if mamas dance with their baby boys it can make a difference.  They have this body awareness.  They know what the hell to do with their feet.  They have a capacity for fun with music and moving that has nothing to do with MTV and girls in swimsuits shaking their asses on cars. 

I hope this is true.

I like to think that each day with our dance party in the living room, I am helping my boys relate to females in a positive and fun way that has nothing to do with grabbing and plastering, and so on and so forth.

Also, I will have years of footage to justify a smack on the ass and pulling them away by their ears should I ever see them all up in someone’s business ( a zillion years from now of course).

I think I am done here.

About attraversiamodarmaz

Midwestern girl who loves big city shopping (note - do not love high heels of any kind) * hate to say that first because I fancy myself a yoga chic too who is into feng shui and a minimalist life but it's just not all true!* I do forget to recycle* LOVE reading and music and most things crafty (the idea of them - very fickle and creative urges come and go faster than light or sound)* Grand chef and baker in my own mind and kitchen - love to mix and match recipes for a glorious new concoction* Gardening would be very successful - I have a flair but short attention span can cause casualties* True bliss is my home filled with three beautiful children (four on the weekends - an amazing Goddaughter)* did forget to feed the beautiful children lunch once when they were too small to remind me* can't find socks for all on some crazy mornings* I'm a learner who just can't help it...a writer in my head, and a college instructor for a half dozen classes a year* can't help my right brain optimism* been a foster mom* am a very grateful mom of adopted children* worst life moment: leaving the E.R. with an empty baby carrier* this is me...pretty much
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