Last night, I asked Miss E, “Are you doing the peepee dance?”
She said, “No, it’s one of my moves,” and proceeded to repeat her dance.
“Do you have other moves?”
“I have so many moves.”
Then we decided she would give me a recital of her dance steps. Since these days, she finds Mama’s dancing embarrassing, I cheered, smiled, and photographed as the audience while she gave me a show in full costume.
Dance Moves Named by Miss E: round, heiny, crazy, circle around, jump round, jump, fall down, yai yai yai, kitty cat, woof woof
While I enjoy all the crafting and learning activities we do together, it’s these moments that I cherish the most with my daughter. It’s taking the time to notice the normal things and finding joy in stopping my routine to let her take center stage.
Find time this week to clap and cheer for your child. It’s well worth it.
Just in case you are wondering, we don’t have Miss E in dance class. All the steps are her own creation. We tried dance class when she was three years old, and the experience wasn’t rewarding for her, so we stopped after a few classes. She didn’t understand why she had to dance like everybody else. Here is a post I wrote about how she dances to a different beat. My blogging friend Patricia has a little girl who likes to have dance recitals at home too.
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This post is linked up with the Weekly Kids Co-Op.