We read recently that around two months of age a baby starts to recognize repeated events. It’s funny how we have naturally implemented goofy games and such into different parts of Lucy’s day (like Jason’s attack of the zurbert monster on her ultra-soft belly, each time he changes her dipe). Well, a new routine we’ve started is something I want to invite you to try, whether you have kids or not. After dinner, before bed, each person in the household gets to pick a song… and you all get to dance. Depending on your mood, you could rock out and release some energy (a great stress reliever), you could pick a slow one (a great way to relax from the day)… whatever fits your fancy. Maybe you enjoy a classic waltz with your sweetheart or you’d like to bust a move by yourself in front of the mirror. It’s your choice, each and every night.
You officially have permission.
We’ve been doing this with Lucy. Since the evenings tend to be her fussier time of the day, she seems to quiet down when we’re all dancing, so… let’s dance, baby!
We shared yesterday in the Escape Adulthood Show about doing the Macarena in the bathroom mirror in the morning, in your birthday suit. It’s a surefire way to stop taking yourself too seriously. It’s a great way to start the day and the idea of dancing after dinner is a fun way to end the day. Now, more than ever, we need to inject our lives with fun, things to look forward to. The idea of dancing everyday is not novel… Ellen DeGeneres is known for this and her audience has a blast with it everyday. We just need to do it. If Ellen doesn’t inspire you, there’s always Matt, the guy who literally dances all over the world. What a cool job!
Those of you who enjoyed watching The Cosby Show will fondly remember the classic scenes where the family danced and lip sang for Cliff’s parents. (not to mention the beginning credits, with Bill and the fam dancing to different music each season). We can learn a lot from the Cosby’s.
Even if the uncertainty of tomorrow is weighing you down, the idea of taking these small proactive measures to super size the fun in your day will go a long way in fighting Adultitis. Let us know how it goes! In the meantime, enjoy being inspired by America’s favorite family… (sorry about the quality on the “Night & Day” video)