Saturday, May 21, 2011

Dance! Momma

Last night, we went dancing.

After a fun-filled day of play date and picnic at the park followed by naps and more outdoor fun, I put on my favorite dancing shoes and my husband and I went to a grown up party.

We ate delicious food, met new people, drank adult beverages, listened to a great band, and most importantly danced ourselves silly. We danced with the completely un-selfconscious frenzy of Those Who Do Not Get Out Much. We danced with joy and 80s moves galore to songs like "Footloose" and "Living on a Prayer." "Ballroom Blitz" made me nearly pass out (and pee my pants a little). We danced for over three hours straight. We danced until we were sweaty and laughing like fools and dizzy and falling down with exhaustion as the band packed up after playing a fantastic show. We danced like the world was about to end... Rapture indeed.

It was the kind of night that kept us talking about how much fun we had as we dragged ourselves home and into bed. The kind of night that made us feel like we had way too little sleep (when Lass woke up at 6). The kind of night that led to laughing recaps of favorite songs and best moves over coffee and breakfast and Saturday morning snuggles.

It was the kind of night that serves as a reminder that, as much as we love being with our girls and spending time as a family of four, it is great to have some time to be totally focused on each other for a while (even if I was texting the babysitter during the band's break). I like to dress up and go out with my hubby and have a conversation that isn't interrupted every three seconds. We don't make a rule when we go out not to talk about the girls. We don't need to. Sometimes we talk about them and that's okay, but we can spend plenty of time talking about anything and nothing. Last night we barely talked at all. The band was too loud. So we laughed and gestured and sang as loudly as we could and occasionally yelled an "I love this one!!" and tried to out-do each other's dance moves. Speaking of which, last night was the kind of night that reminded me that I am not as young as I once was. I am feeling that dancing today. And it was the kind of night that reminded me that head banging to ACDC = majorly sore neck in the morning. As Miss would say, "Owie." Just relaxing tonight.


  1. Thanks for stopping by Keeping Up With The Rheinlander's! I can tell by the pics how much your little cuties love their Daddy!! I just love when my hubby & I get a night out : )

  2. I so need a night out like this. Haven't had one at all since my son was born. I think it's making me slightly insane. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and the kiddos are adorable :)

    Linking up from the Mom Blog Monday Hop

  3. Thanks for following... I am following you back from Mom Blog Hop.

    Yay! For getting out with the Hubs. I LOVE having alone time with mine, it just doesn't happen much now that we have kids. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. That first photo is priceless. Glad you got a chance to get out! As my friend said, you have to treat your marriage like another kid, that needs nurturing and attention, too!

  5. Hi Amy! Thanks for following, I'm following you back now. I am so jealous of your date night. Hubs and I need a night like that! We haven't danced since our high school reunion six years ago....and before that it was the prom. :)

    Your girls are so cute!

  6. We all need a break from time to time. Glad you had a good time. Following you from the Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop. I'd love it if you would visit and like my page: I'm thinking about publishing a creative/funny guide for parents by parents. I'd like to keep in touch. I also have a blog: Thanks!