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Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours with me, too.
Duty hours in this house are from 3:30-8 pm. During this time I:
- Collect the kids from school
- Drive to any lessons/activities
- Supervise homework
- Make supper (Roger does this more often than not)
- Clean up from supper
- “Polish” the kids’ teeth after they brush them
- Read bedtime stories
I know I shouldn’t look at all of these as “chores” because some of them can be quite enjoyable. But they are routine. I sometimes rush through them, eager for the post-bedtime solitude when I can write and read, uninterrupted.
While I was clearing dishes one night, Reed pulled me away from the sink and said, “Mama, let’s dance!” The song I’d just loaded onto my iPod for him had come on. He beckoned me to leave the drudgery behind and break loose.
We rocked the kitchen, lemme tell you.
Then it was Tessa’s turn. Here’s the latest song I got from iTunes for Tessa (note: despite the fact that *I* enjoy the 80s look of this video, I have no plans to watch it with the kids). Somehow, I manage every time to garble or skip over the second line, the one with Chicklet’s and my special term of endearment.
Both songs kick in high gear after the first minute. Betcha can’t sit still.
Dancing with my kids to these two songs in my kitchen is a perfect moment every time.
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