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If Earth were heaven

My two-year-old, Littler J, really likes to dance.

If he hears more than a couple of notes of any tune, he turns to me and asks, “Wanna dance wif me?!”

He just now busted moves with his toy pig, which made me smile as I remembered a few minutes from last night.

“Final countdown!” shouted my seven-year-old, Li’l D, as he played with Baymax, a Captain America shield, and a motorcycle.

“Final countdown,” I sang back.

“What’s that?” he asked.

“It’s an … old … song. Here, let me play it for you.”

I played the song, which he found highly unimpressive.

Autoplay moved to “Eye of the Tiger” next. (Of course it did.) Strangely, Littler barely seemed to notice.

But then? Then “Living on a Prayer” came on. Littler’s face lit up and he called, “Wanna dance wif me?!”

We bounced around the living room hand in hand until the last minute of the song, when my husband took over as Littler’s dance partner.

I surveyed the two for a moment, smiling at the wonderful, silly scene before me.

Do I wanna dance wif my boys? Why, if Earth were heaven,
I’d spend every second doing just that.

happy run

  1. November 24, 2016 at 8:12 am

    What an awesome post! My daughter loves “You Got the Look” by Roxette. Now that I’ve found a rock cover, she loves it even more. She was impressed I knew ALL the words. Now if I can get her to like Mr. Roboto, we would be in business, lol

    • November 24, 2016 at 8:14 am

      The very first music I ever bought was a Roxette (cassette) single! I was sooo proud of that, and so aggravated with my little brother when I went to listen maybe a week after buying and the song (“Listen to Your Heart”) was interrupted by, “Hi, I’m David!” He swore it wasn’t him, but not especially convincingly. 😉

      I’d better go get some Roxette! If I could get either boy dancing to that, I’d be soooo stoked.

      • November 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

        Ahh, cassettes. I miss those. Now it’s a search on Spotify and just play.

  2. November 24, 2016 at 8:46 am


  3. November 24, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Adorable family! 🙂

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Thank you! The boys have gotten even cuter since, but I don’t have many pictures of me with them … so outdated it is. :p

  4. November 24, 2016 at 10:15 am

    What a beautiful moment. All of them! 😀 I’d love to see what he thinks of Men at Work’s Land Down Under. Mine like to dance to Meghan Trainors’s”Me Too”.

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Ooooh! I’m going to test this when Littler awakens from his nap! (I’m personally very, very fond of the song.)

      • November 24, 2016 at 5:10 pm

        Let me know how it goes! 😀

  5. November 24, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Oh, my, I loved this post so much!

    • November 24, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      I’m going to see if I can get a video, so I can share it with you! (Or maybe we could capture it on FaceTime? So, so very sweet to have his beaming face gazing up at mine as we bounce all around!)

      • November 24, 2016 at 12:52 pm

        We can do FaceTime! We just got into Eugene!

  6. November 26, 2016 at 3:16 am

    Please keep dancing, more people need to dance.

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