Weekend Recharge: Impromptu Dance Parties

Cutting loose on the dance floor with my dear friend Stephen
Cutting loose on the dance floor with my dear friend Stephen

I like to think we’re a fun household.  We laugh a lot and like to break into song from time to time.  The Hubs is much better at that than I am with his background in theatre.  However, I can bust an old school dance team move from time to time myself.  The Sonish is mortified, of course, but that’s our job.  We live to embarrass him.  He’s just lucky we haven’t started a flashmob on Michigan Ave. in Chicago.

We joke a lot about embarrassing him and ourselves but improptu dance parties are serious business.  Everyone should learn to cut loose from time to time.  As professionals we’re so busy trying to make everyone happy and play by all of the rules.  We don’t want to offend or look irresponsible.  I get it, trust me.  We’re all under a microscope but sometimes you just have to break free and dance a little.  Not because you’re good at it but because it will make you laugh and your kids will see what its like to let go, just a little bit.  By being so serious all the time, we convey the message that life, personally and professionally, is always serious and boring and tired and no fun to be around.  Give yourself and your family a break by letting go.  Laugh at each other’s dance move, sing into a hairbrush, and giggle till you can’t stand it.  It will be so worth the embarrassment.  And if your teen tries to ignore you or starts screaming about how embarrassed he is by your behavior, even better.  Don’t let them kill your buzz!  This is your chance to set the example on how to lighten up.  You wont be sorry you did.

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