My friend Catherine Arveseth posted this video to her blog the other day, and our house hasn't been the same since.
We bought the song on iTunes, and now we are dancing around the house to this music at least 15 times a day. Grace even played it on my iPhone tonight on the way home from Back-to-School Night, and we danced the whole way through the parking lot.
When the kids got home from their first day of school on Wednesday, Alia and Spencer stood up on chairs and danced their hearts out while Grace pretended she was a fan in the audience begging for high fives.
(Alia loved middle school, by the way, and the younger three think their teachers are heroes!)
Which gave me an idea. What if this cute Kesler Family (or someone else who loves to dance) made "Family Dance" Instructional Videos? Or does anyone know of some that are already out there?
I would love to learn simple dances with my children and then get together with other families and dance together. (Flash mobs at the park?) But I'm not a choreographer. And I need some help.
It just seems like dancing would help us remember how fun families are. Because even though I had to clean up a smashed jar of maraschino cherries yesterday, and even though someone left the deep freezer open and all the frozen stuff softened, and even though the boys were swinging on the shower rod the other day, families are still fun. Really fun.
So I'd really appreciate any help anyone has to offer on this. We could even expand it to our whole Power of Moms Community and have an official "Family Dance Day." I'm getting more excited every minute. . . .