A family's story

Many of us have seen this phrase on those “feel good” posters/spam/wall hangings/greeting cards, etc. It may be cheesy, but really, the meaning of the phrase is that we should do what makes us happy, and not worry about what anyone else thinks.

This morning, Cole woke up first. He screamed for me at 5:45. I began to get cleaned up, and as I was getting dressed, the little booger escaped downstairs. We have been allowing Jake and Tate to sleep in the basement at night during the summer. They sleep better down there, giving everyone more rest. This morning, at 6:10, Cole woke his brothers up from their deep slumber. The ONE day that both older boys slept in, and the youngest is the problem. Go figure!!

Everyone came back to the main level of the house. Hubz and I got breakfast ready and put the coffee on. Mickey Mouse was on the tv. Suddenly, loud as can be, a song from Doc McStuffins blasted through the air. Tate had found it on the Xoom, and had it going on a loop. As he played it, and played it, and played it again, something beautiful happened. He started to dance. He danced, and danced, and danced–like no one was watching. He let the music move him. He smiled. He giggled. He was happy. Even though his music was drowning out the tv, we let him go on for a little while longer. He doesn’t get much down time these days, and to be able to watch him make the most of his time, doing something that brought him nothing but joy, well, that was pure awesomeness.

I love that Tate can find things that make him so deliciously happy among all of the “shtuff” that he has to deal with every day. We should all be so lucky. I pray that he continues to find activities/interests/hobbies that take him to his “happy place” as he gets older. We all need to “dance like nobody is watching” sometimes…it is good for the soul.


Comments on: "Dance Like Nobody is Watching" (3)

  1. Tate and Toots need to get together! Toots loves to do a strange little dance move to just about anything – including the sound our dryer makes and his rock tumbler! I wish you’d videotaped it and shared on YouTube – sounds amazing! 🙂

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