Mama Diaries

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Dancing in the Field

We had some showings for our house today, which meant the kids, the dog, and I had to leave the premise.  It's a little hard to go anywhere with a giant German Shepherd, so we opted to take a walk to the nearby lake.

We stood under a tree, staring at the water. 

"Mama, this is boring," my eight-year-old son said.  "Let's dance."

"What?" I asked.  "I'm holding this dog, and I really don't feel like dancing."

"Lighten up, Mama.  The dog will be fine.  Let go of the leash and follow me."

I gave the leash to my daughter and walked with the boy.  After a while, he stopped, took my hand, and started spinning.  Then he did some sort of tango move.  "Come on, Mama.  Dance!"

I rolled my eyes and started dancing.  And guess what?  It was fun!

We danced all around the field.  When we were done, we plopped down next to the dog.

"See Mama, wasn't that better than staring at the water?"

Absolutely!  

30 comments:

  1. next stop - DANCING WITH STARS new season.

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  2. A wonderful scene you wrote about,

    Yvonne.
    PS I do silly things like go down children's slides in the park.

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    1. How fun! I love going down children's slides!

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  3. We've all got to take a little time to dance. So glad your boy showed you how again!

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    1. You're right. It helped alleviate the stress!

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  4. Good job, Bubba! Glad you had fun. I think it's a little tricky when people come to see your house if it's for sale. We used to have to put our dog in the crate because he was a big chocolate lab and people were afraid of him. Then we didn't really have a place to go because we lived out in the country, so we'd just walk down the dirt road, which wasn't as much fun as dancing in the field!

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    1. This is the first time I've had to move with a dog, and it is a lot harder!

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  5. Sometimes the little ones just know.

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  6. He knows how to cure the boredom

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    1. With Bubba around, life is always interesting!

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  7. He's a ball of energy! I finally posted about the "Shine On" award. Thanks again.

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    1. You're welcome. Yes, my boy is a bundle of energy!

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  8. Very cool. We had four dogs and two cats when we sold our house in Maryland. It was tricky.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Wow! And I thought one dog and one cat was bad!

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  9. He has the best ideas, doesn't he?

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  10. And the little children shall lead them...

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    1. He was a hot dog who just wanted to sit in the shade. If it was about 20 degrees cooler, I'm sure he would've joined in!

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  12. That is SO adorable! I'm glad you let him lead :D

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    1. Sometimes you just have to lighten up!

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    1. You never know what's going to happen with Bubba around!

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  14. That is really sweet! Sometimes you just have to dance. I remember how stressful those showings were on our family. Just the sound of the vacuum still sends us into a panic!

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    1. That vacuum has been running every day!

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  15. Your son certainly knows how to make great memories. Also a wonderful way to get in some fun exercise.

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  16. Now I want to learn how to do the tango.

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