Monday, May 5, 2008

we dance

5 Minutes for Mom is hosting another Mother's Day contest and carnival, and the theme is motherhood memories.

Being a mom has given me so many treasured memories. I share this one not because it's the best or my favorite. It's just something that means a lot to me and keeps my daughter and I bonded in a fun way.

I don't know when it started, or even how it did, but for as long as I can remember, Danielle and I have been dancing together. At least that's what we call it. We put our arms around each other and sway back and forth to the music that may or may not exist at the moment.

We only hold this position for a little bit, long enough to get our hugging fix. The fun thing is where we do it. We dance whenever and wherever we feel moved to do so. We've danced in restaurants, in clubs, on the street, in theaters, in the mountains, on the beach, at Disneyland, and in my kitchen. The list could go on and on. There's really no place or time that isn't right for one of our little spins across the imaginary dance floor.

All these special little moments add up to one great motherhood memory. A memory that I will always cherish and that I can bring out whenever I need to feel close to my daughter.


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11 comments:

Dani said...

i love dancing with you too =) I love you!

Momma Roar said...

how sweet!!

Short Stop said...

What a sweet memory. And, Dani's comment is equally sweet!

Barb said...

You two are something else - delightful and fun. I hope I catch a glimpse of one of these special moments when I'm there.

Grandpa still remembers when Dani was quite small of her dancing on his feet.

carrie said...

I can only pray my daughter will like me that much by the time she's that age. That's terrific!

Janice said...

That is one of the sweetest thing I've ever heard of. I hope to have a relationship like that with my children.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

It's the little traditions like this one that build lasting bonds.

SharonB said...

wow...makes me long for a daughter. You have something special there...cherish it!

Lori said...

Beautiful picture of you and your daughter. You both look so happy.

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

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Congrats!

Blessed said...

All of us girls do that with my Daddy!