There is a ritual that has developed in our house. During dinner clean-up the girls want to have a dance party. This probably developed due to that fact that my husband and I both tend to turn on loud music while cleaning. So while the plates are being cleared someone ends up in charge of playing DJ on Rhapsody with everyone calling out requests. Daddy is a classic rock guy... preferring music from before we were born, Bug bounces between screechy guitars and folksy guitars, Fairy loves pop... something with a beat (please don't start humming Bad Romance... I can't get that song out of head once it starts) and Pixie will take anything even classical (Swan Lake is good for ballet practice of course). These photos were taken while a play list of The Shins and Iron and Wine was playing (although her favorites include what my husband has dubbed the "ugg play-list" The Bangles, Cindi Lauper, Go-Gos, etc). Just as I am always amazed by these little people developing their tastes in books, movies and games... their foray into music is equally exciting to witness. Bug and Fairy's recent heated discussion on the merits of Soul Asylum versus Aerosmith, in choosing a cd for a car ride, was entertaining to say the least. I think Mommy won that one with a little Bare Naked Ladies ;).
But the dance parties start with Pixie shoving the ottoman out of her way. She will then dance her little heart. Often Fairy and I will join in... sometimes even Bug or Daddy but Pixie is perfectly happy with her solo opts too. She spins and twirls watching her reflection in the tv... which we have determined does not infringe on our "nothing with a screen" time rules. Ohhh... the pure joy and freedom of a dancing 4 year old! What do your little ones like to rock out to?