I had a different post ready to go for today, but it has just been one of those days... whiny kids, not enough sleep, absolutely no chocolate in the house, a dog who wont stop raiding the kitten's litter box for a snack... you know, one of those days.
So forget about the other post, I need to get up and move.
In our house, we dance. We blast our music as loud as we can and shake our little booties till we can shake them no more. Am I a good dancer? Ha! No. But don't tell my kids that, because they think I'm awesome.
My girls and I have an almost daily tradition, one that was started when Gracie was only a baby: the 5 o'clock Dance Party. When the clock strikes five each day (okay, sometimes it's 4:30 or sometimes it's 6:00, but usually 5 is the right time for booty shaking in our household) we stop what we're doing, pop a CD in the player and DANCE.
Traditions are fun, and one's where you get up and shake your money-maker (sorry, I couldn't resist typing that) are the BEST. So, without further ado, here is my go-to list of 5 o'clock dance party tunes (they are a little eclectic and don't really go together ... but they always get me up and dancing). If Pat Benetar is your thing (she totally rocks), then blast her from your stereo. If you love hardcore gothic love metal, by all means, crank it! This is just my list:
Go on. Grab your little kids, forget that you dance like a chicken with its head cut off, and dance until you're completely exhausted. They'll love it, I promise.