Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tub Tapping: The New Craze

In previous posts that I have written regarding Sarah and bath time, including her aversions and joys, this week now adds a fun, and rather hilarious, new favorite. Certainly after all the splashing and raucous play is done and the water has gone down the drain, Sarah has now established a fun, new interest: Tub Tapping and Stomping.

What is this you might ask?

Sarah, in all her cuteness, giggles and all, stands up in the tub and starts stomping her feet, left and right, left and right, left and right, faster, faster and faster. I am not sure I have seen her legs move this quickly before.

All I could do in this instance, besides being on alert to prevent any falls, is to laugh so hard it hurts, in a good way of course. I almost feel there aren't enough words to describe this incredibly funny new interest for Sarah, and the look on her face when the tub tapping and stomping begins other than pure and unadulterated joy and excitement.

And, I have to admit, kind of like the cool sound of a steel drum that makes you feel like you are on vacation, the acoustics of tub tapping are rather neat to hear.

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love to dance and I hope that someday Sarah and I can share in this appreciation together. I was so proud to see her enjoy in this effortless form of self-expression, and joy in her eyes that came along with it.

Dancing is a passion I have and I look forward to sharing it with Sarah as she grows. However which way Sarah chooses to self-express in dance, I look forward to future bath times, her spinning in circles in the living room, or jumping up and down in the playground.

Just dance. It's freedom!!!

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