Saturday, July 18, 2009

Dance, dance, dance and dance some more

For those that know me know I love to dance. In fact, I used to often say that if Ricky Martin was looking for a back up dancer he should choose me. Hey, what can I say, I have hips and know how to use them. So, when I got pregnant and after Sarah arrived the dancing dwindled a fair bit due to my burgeoning belly and mommyhood fatigue, amongst other responsibilities. While I am not frequenting the techno clubs or Latin hot spots like I used to tearing up the floors, dance has once again resumed in my life.

I have taken on a new appreciation to a whole new kind of dancing - dancing for Sarah's entertainment, while she's in the high-chair eating or dancing around the living room, especially after a long day at work and release is necessary. Dance has and always will be an outlet for me to self-express and have a good time. I am working hard at instilling this passion on my daughter, at least now by osmosis, and she seems to love it too. There have been a number of times where a song will come on or a moment will happen where there is just a great need to break out into dance. Recently, my husband even got in on it and what a show it was.

I highly recommend incorporating dance into your lives, the good, the bad and the awkward. Dance is all about fun, self-expression and freedom, and to appreciate what your body can do. I love that I can continue to do what I love, especially in the presence of my daughter. Sometimes I just need to look down every so often to make sure I don't step on her feet or knock her down since I can certainly get carried away.

I will admit, at first when I started high-chair dancing with Sarah, I shared with my husband saying how all parents should give this a try. Then he directed me to YouTube where there were many high-chair dancing mommy's. I am very glad to know that I am in good company.

Continue the dance. :)

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