The phrases you hear yourself say.
"How many times BMs did she have today?"
They listen, they really listen! you asked him to put his plate in the sink after he dumps the remains in the garbage, and you walked away from the table. by golly, his plate is in the sink & the scraps aren't on the floor, but in the trash!
They learn, they really learn! they say thank you & excuse me without any prompting.
The shower feels like a trip to Bermuda. Ahhh...especially if you close your eyes & can't see the little faces standing on the other side of the glass door.
The perpetual search for a sippy cup, the other sneaker, the REMOTE!
Yes, there are many surprises in motherhood.
Good & gross. And I've only been at it for 4 years.
But the one of my favorite surprises of motherhood is the dancing!
What a big part of my life it is.
Dancing, with a few exceptions was frowned upon by the church I grew up in. So unless I was doing it on stage for a musical or choreographing with my friends to DC Talk, I wasn't dancing.
I think I owe it to my husband, he's not afraid to bust a move. (& maybe my sister-in-law who just made is look so darn fun & free, I had to give in years ago)
When the kids are melting down & tantrums are minutes apart, I crank up that blessed Bose dock w/my iTunes blasting & we get down!
I love that if I look in the rear view mirror, I see heads bobbing & maybe even arms waving.
If there's music playing, we are moving. I love it!
There's spinning and jumping & lots of booty-shaking.
I thoroughly enjoyed my little ring bearer in the center of the dance floor surrounded by our very amused family & friends at my brother's wedding last fall.
I wish we had a family wedding every year!
Thank you, dear husband for your unabashed dance moves and to my kids, for bopping to the beat since you were born.
In case you're wondering...
Here are some Poulsen family favorites (for the beat, not the lyrics. just saying.)
GLEE cast music is perfect for family dance parties:
Bust your windows (Glee cast version)
Don't stop believing (Glee cast version)
Gold Digger (Glee cast version)
Rehab (Glee cast version)
Say Hey (I love you) Michael Franti & Spearhead
Cupid Shuffle (Radio Version)