We’ve all seen how beautiful a snow-draped New York City can be, the gray city adorned in white like a bride ready for her magical moment. Unfortunately, that serene scene takes place like 5 days out of the year.
The rest of the time, you’re trudging through dirty snow, oceanic puddles, and patches of ice until the next warm spot. Not a good situation to take the kids to play outdoors.
When ’tis crummy out, Cool Baby still needs his exercise. This is how he gets it.
As parents who are self-professed computer nerds and ‘avid indoorsmen’, we are all about activities that help Cool Baby expend energy while we can sit motionless and watch. Enter the Little Kid Dance Party.
We recently stumbled upon a Little Kid Dance Party at a local children’s museum. We had gone to the basement bathrooms to take care of business before trekking back home across Manhattan. Then we heard the bass thumping and discovered a horde of jumping, hyperactive children bouncing off each other and the walls of a large, open room.
Some young museum staffers had plugged their iPod into the sound system and were playing DJ for these all-too-eager kiddos. Cool Mum and I probably high-fived and encouraged CB to join in the American Bandstand-like fun. Fortunately, we had our camcorder to capture the safe, innocent revelry that the boy was about to enjoy [embedded video below for your RSS readers]:
OK, maybe Little Kid Dance Parties are not that safe. But overall, the boy had fun, and we got to stand still for a few minutes. Now, that’s a good time.
I am thankful for the joy of the Lord. In my life, that means that after a day of staying inside because of rain, I am in a giddy sort of mood.
– My first stab at tomato-chickpea curry is simmering on the stove. – I’m swaying to Christina Aguilera crooning ‘Genie in a Bottle’ on the TV. – I earlier videotaped Cool Baby and I jumping around to dance music. If you’re good, maybe a clip will pop up in the near future.
I don’t know if I’m supposed to feel solemn because many are pondering Jesus’ crucifixion and this day that He spent in the grave. I take the crucifixion dead seriously. However, like Jesus said, “It is finished.“
Jesus conquered death, and although tomorrow is the ‘observed’ day of joy and celebration, I’m living it today. Jesus died 2000 years ago. Two days later, He arose and He’s been alive ever since. That’s worth celebrating – every day.