Thursday, October 08, 2009

I'm ba-ack!

This morning, Chris asked me how come I've stopped blogging. I told him I really didn't know why, just hadn't been doing it. He told me I was stealing one of the high points of his day. Those of you who know Chris know that he just gave me a big compliment there, especially since so many of my posts are full of complaints about his many transgressions, both imagined and real, he's committed against me.

Anyhow, I'm back. Please, stop all the cheering, you're embarrassing me!

Speaking of cheering, I've decided that I need to keep making kids until I've got a complete cheering squad formed. I'm kidding there - NO MORE KIDS NEEDED. The three I've got already are way noisier than an entire squad anyhow.

But they are seriously supportive. Just yesterday we were all dancing to a bunch of Beyonce videos playing on FUSE, and Izzy started imitating my moves.

"Don't do what I do," I told him, "Dance like her instead!"

"But I love how you dance, mom!"

"Thank you, sweetie, but I do not dance well. If you want to learn how to dance, you need to watch how famous singers and dancers move, NOT me."

"Mommy, that's just not true," he tells me, then his face lights up with his next fabulous idea: "When you go back to work, you should get a job as a famous dancer! You'd be GREAT!"

Those of you who've been reading this blog for a long time might remember that way back when, when Izzy's problems with the Catholic preschool were just beginning and the priest called us in for a meeting, Chris's dad was completely sure that it was to tell us that Izzy was so smart he needed to be with an older class. Chris said that every kid needed someone who believed in them that much, that really and truly thinks that they are awesome.

Every mommy also needs a kid like Izzy. Maybe I'm not really the world's most awesome dancer, (Notice I said maybe. I'm still not positive about that point.) but gosh golly it's nice that someone else recognizes my brilliance at choreography for the gift that it is.

I mean, how many other moms are able to influence their kids like this - and keep in mind, I did not deliberately teach him to move like this, he just ABSORBED it:

We're a gifted people.


Heather said...

I agree with Chris! I love reading your BLOG every single day!

Denise said...

I love reading your blog, too!!! I usually catch up on it a few days (or weeks) at a time. And so does Gregg Ellyn... We're hooked! :-)

In regards to this post, though, Izzy's dance made me smile so big. I'm going to bookmark this page and watch that when I get in a bad mood... LOL! It reminds me of a line from a Kathy Mattea song, "You gotta dance like nobody's watching."