"Mom, you're not going up, are you?" Picture my two oldest sons' faces when I went up to dance at a family party yesterday. They were mortified!
For the first time in 13 years, I was able to dance around at a party yesterday. My two younger children were not feeling great (just colds) so I left them home with my sister. Usually, I have a baby, toddler or preschooler hanging on to me at every party. Yesterday, I actually was free to socialize and dance.
When the first song came on, the DJ invited some adults to join the younger kids on the dance floor. No one was really jumping at the invitation. One boy was trying to coax his hesitant mother. I knew that she would go up if someone went with her. I decided to give it a shot. The two of us started dancing and had fun.
My boys were chuckling at all these 30 something and 40 something moms grooving to songs like "Hot, Hot, Hot" and other party dance songs. I didn't do the limbo because I know I'm not that limber. My boys were relieved that I didn't try it!
At the end of the party, the moms got to form a little Rockette line and kick up our legs. Gratefully, none of us fell over. The DJ said, "Prizes for all the kids and any of you under 40." Thanks DJ, of course now my kids are signaling for 41 year old me to get out of the prize line :) I told them that 25 year old Kelly came out to play for the party :) More mortified grimaces from my boys.
Anyway, it was nice to have a little fun since things are so crazy for me now. I'm still very busy with the publishing center at the school. It's truly a very time consuming volunteer job at this time of year, but it's fun.
Ready for the next thing added to my plate? My fourth grader will be in a Revolutionary War encampment at his school on Wednesday. Guess which mother is in charge of shopping for all the food? We are feeding 300 people. I have to get 35 pounds of chicken plus a ton of other things. At least, I'm not cooking it. I'll be getting my muscles exercised as I deliver the food on Tuesday. Gratefully, my husband will help me on that day.
We're still job hunting too. It's good to be busy and a little "crazy." I just hope I don't run out of steam before it all gets done.
Hope to visit everyone soon! I miss you all :)
P.S. So what do you think, wouldn't it be fun to have a big blogging party some day and have a few laughs and dancing? Don't worry we can be all kids on that day :)
Happy Sunday! Off to shop for 35 cans of soup, 20 boxes of corn bread mix, etc.