Dec 29

Thu '11

Dance Party

Peter and I have a really great Sushi place near our house and we love telling everyone we can about it. :yum: The only bad thing is that it is a take-out only restaurant. So, last night, we bought some sushi and headed over to a friend’s house. As we enjoyed our sushi, our friend’s two little boys (3 and 1 1/2 years old) showed us what they got for Christmas. It was so exciting to see the kids so happy that Santa Claus visited them. They had so many cute little things.

After dinner, we had decided to play Apples To Apples, but the 3 year old soon got distracted and the 1 1/2 year old was trying to steal the cards. It was hilarious. Then we played with some of their new toys and the 1 1/2 year old got out his stickers and was putting them all over us. Soon, we all had matching stickers attached to our foreheads.

We eventually ended up having a dance party. We would be jumping and dancing around and then the 3 year old would say STOP and we would held our pose. Then he would say GO and it would start all over again. It was fun and exhausting at the same time LOL :oops: The stickers we had attached to our forehead kept falling off and losing their stick so the boys would have to pause the dance party to get us new stickers. Very cute.

I don’t get much interaction with children on a “personal” basis and Peter gets even less than I do. As I work in a family restaurant, I do see a lot of kids. Unfortunately, most of the kids usually pancakes and syrup all over themselves, which kind of grosses me out, so I don’t spend a lot of time at the tables “hanging out” with the children. Last night was quite a change from our normal nights and it was fun to spend a night with children that I know and like.

It was also so wonderful to see Peter interact with the kids. We are not planning on having a family any time soon, but I did get to have a little glimpse of what he will be like as a dad. He definitely adopted the baby talk tone of voice for the kids. It was just too funny.

It cracks me up that kids can keep themselves amused with the smallest things. And for so long!! We danced for such a long time and they weren’t getting tired at all. The same thing was happening over and over and they just loved every second of it. At one point, both boys were hiding in the curtains and we were asking, “Where’s Ben? Where’s Alex?” Then they would pop out and would be so amazed that they fooled us. The 3 year old was kind of old enough to know that we knew where he was, but the 1 1/2 year old was convinced that he disappeared and that we had no idea where he was. The smile on his face when he “reappeared” was precious.

At the end of the night I made sure to say thank you to kids for letting us play with them. :grin: It was probably as much fun for me as it was for them.

The joy of a child really is an astonishing thing to see. :kiss:

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5 Responses to “Dance Party”

  • Aisling
    December 29, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    Apples to Apples was our family Christmas eve game this year! I love it. I also tend to like kids, but they boggle my mind. I spend a lot of time looking at them confused. But I read this article recently called “How To Talk To Little Girls,” that I found to be very interesting.

    I just noticed your photo in the footer of the flags at Superstore and it reminded me that once I was at the Coventry Hills SS and they were flying the Alberta flag UPSIDE DOWN. This was long before I had worked at a Superstore, so I didn’t know any of the managers, but I was pretty shocked. I mean, not only is it disrespectful, but I think the Alberta flag is pretty clear on which way it goes. Pretty sure we don’t grow wheat in the sky around here. Some people, ugh.

  • Kylie
    December 30, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    That sounds like so much fun! Kids can make almost anything a game, or anything fun. It’s amazing to see!

    And now I’m craving sushi…THANKS ;)

  • Manda
    December 30, 2011 @ 2:13 pm

    I love Apples to Apples! I hope you have an awesome New Year!!!

  • Georgina
    December 31, 2011 @ 2:56 am

    I love sushi! I feel like I have to have it every month because it’s so delish.

    Kids have so much energy. I am too young to be thinking of having children but for four years I’ve been working in an education centre among little kids. Apparently I’m alright with them when I’m in a good mood. I think there’s just a certain age when they start thinking they know everything… like between childhood and teenage life. XD But they always seem to be full of energy so I’m not surprised! I love dancing and I’m sure I had all that energy when I was younger too. Little kids can be so cute. :’)

    Oh and about your layout – frigging awesome, I LOVE that you used red (favourite colour!!)… and I’m getting no errors, for the record. :3 I’d say if you checked it in five different browsers then you’re all good.

  • Caity
    December 31, 2011 @ 9:19 pm

    Wow I haven’t played Apples to Apples in forever but I do enjoy that game. It can be so much fun to play with adults or kids.

    I’ve only had sushi once in my life but I loved it.

    I enjoy hanging out with well mannered and cute kids. I don’t do it as much as I’d like to.

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