Can I just say, I sure hope these two ladies are the start of a trend around here and it starts spreading to all of us. I just told Tim that another one of is pregnant (I almost wrote “fell” pregnant, why do people say that? That’s the oddest thing. Wait, do people say this, or do I just say that?), and the farmer that he is just said that it’s because of the full moon. When I responded by saying, “But there’s a full moon every month,” he clarified by saying that it’s the closest the full moon has been in a long long long time. I know, that was a really scientific answer…but still! Maybe there really is a trend that’s starting! Can we just imagine for a moment what that would be like if all, what, 179+ of us bloggers all “fell” pregnant at the same time? Even those of us not actively or even inactively trying (ahem)? As much as I want that to be the reality, I think that would be a whole lot of hormone to deal with and I’m not sure the world is ready for that. Plus, I think those of you that are getting pregnant, you need some of us to help you through it. But, it sure is fun to dream.
I have to say, I honestly couldn’t be happier for them and for everyone that’s going to follow in their footsteps. I’d be lying to say there weren’t brief pangs of sadness initially, but then I remembered who these women were. They weren’t the random people who accidentally got pregnant while still breastfeeding their last baby that we so love to hate…they’re one of us. And I can’t take that as anything but hope.
But let’s talk about something else besides reproducing for a moment, shall we? How about dance parties for a subject, eh? Okay, lets.
Saturday night Tim and I really wanted to do something fun with K (for those of you new here, K is my 7-year-old step-daughter). We had thought about going bowling, but decided we’d rather not spend the money and that we should come up with something to do at home. Game night gets old after a while, and man, if I have to sit through another G-rated movie, I might poke my eyes out. So Tim came up with a brilliant idea to have a dance party! I stepped it up and decided I’d make some cupcakes to make it that much more festive. We didn’t tell K our plan, but she knew I was up to something in the kitchen, so we told her she just had to wait until after dinner and after she did her reading for the day,* then we promised she’d be given a very fun surprise.
While they were reading I created a dance mix that would last us well over an hour. When she was done reading, we told her she had to go get dressed up, we were going to a party…but that she couldn’t come out of her room until we came and got her. Tim got out a bunch of candles and I made us some Manhattan’s and K a Shirley Temple, and we changed into our party clothes. We started the music, grabbed all three drinks, and opened her door to welcome her to C—–‘s Family Dance Party.
She jumped right in, no warm up needed. And we had a blast. I even showed Tim and K classic moves like the Shopping Cart and the Sprinkler. Yeah, I’ve got moves. The only thing we were missing was the Catepillar (I’m looking at you, S). We even had an air band in sunglasses to All Night Long, with me on the drums, and K and Tim on dualing guitars. Guys, I’m pretty sure we were as good as AC/DC, if not better. We seriously rocked, and it was definitely the highlight of the evening. We continued to dance, eat cupcakes and drink our festive drinks until the music ended and our bodies were tired. K even decided we should do this every 3 months. And I think we just might.
What’s that? You want pictures? Well, they may be blurry and dark, but let me not disappoint:
Not sure what I’m doing here, but it looks HOT.
Mmmm. Maker’s Manhattan.
And this is what I was wearing…please pardon the dreadful lighting by my mirror in my bedroom. I swear I’m not a crackhead. And if you could see what that skirt looks like, you would swoon. It’s lace! And, it impressed a 7-year-old with it’s twirl-ability! What more could you want in a skirt? Oh I know! I got it for 12 dollars at a consignment shop. BEST SKIRT EVER. Perfect for dance parties in your living room.
I think we’ll make it a tradition. You should, too.
*She has a mandatory 25 minutes of reading she has to do every day per her teacher’s order. She’s in 2nd grade and attends a Spanish-speaking school. She reads 25 minutes in Spanish!