For any of you who have seen Greys Anatomy, when the main character has a bad day, she turns on the music and “dances it out”. I love that idea and follow that in my own life. Music is so powerful. It can bring you back to a place of joy, pull you out of a crappy mood, or bring back memories. Savanna loves music (like most kids), so we dance in general , A LOT! I believe a dance party helps with her crabby, grumpy, frustrated attitude. It puts a smile on her face and helps her forget whatever it is that is bothering her. Plus we have so much fun dancing!
Savanna already knows how to navigate my I phone, so she knows where the music app is and knows what songs she likes. It cracks me up!
When I was pregnant, I played “Ho Hey” by the Lumineers every night. I told Savanna “I played this song every night when you were in my belly.” Of course now, she always says “I want to play the belly song!” Makes me laugh and makes my heart melt. Good thing I like the song, because when it is over, she claps her hands and says “Again”…and I play it again, and again, and again….
Savanna is at the age where she mimics everything, so she mimics how I dance. YEP! I dance with one hand up, tapping that hand to the beat. Savanna does that now. It makes me laugh, because it is with such intention that her hand is up and she looks at it to make sure of its placement and that it is moving to the beat. Other people who see her may think she is raising her hand to be called on. HA HA
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”