Aloha Friday: You Put Your Right Arm In…

It’s time for another Aloha Friday, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blog land anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Lately MM has been very grumpy, irritable, restless. Despite his mother’s contentment with being a homebody, this kid is booooored. He’s bored with the routine and he wants to do something else now – he needs constant distractions. It’s made Dan and I grumpy, irritable and restless, too. The other day I was trying to keep MM preoccupied before bedtime while we waited for Dan – we like to do this bedtime routine together as a family – new diapers, pajamas, a story, all that – I don’t remember what was taking him so long but I do remember that MM was ready to jump ship and do this whole “bedtime thing” another day instead – what kid isn’t? So I’m trying to calm him down, distract him and convince him that bedtime isn’t the devil, when out of nowhere I start doing the hokey pokey. Just because.

I must be a genius or something because MM was immediately enthralled – he wanted to hokey pokey over and over. After about our 4th round of hokey pokey, I switched things up and we did head, shoulders, knees and toes. Another big hit – and I’m left thinking, “Why haven’t we sung these to him yet?” and “What other awesome distraction / song / dances am I forgetting?” Because this stuff is like activity gold – I don’t need to buy anything, grab any tools, or anything – I just have to remember all the dorky song and dance numbers from my youthful past.

So my Aloha Friday questions for you this week are:

  1. (If you are a parent or care provider for a little one) what songs, nursery rhymes etc. do you like to do together?
  2. What is your child’s favorite? What is yours? Feel free to include the words, etc. in case I don’t know them.
  3. Any other distraction tips for my grumpy, irritable, restless little one? I know, I know – I need to take him out more – did I mention I’m hugely 34 weeks pregnant and live on the third floor? I’m trying people!

Aloha Friday: Would You Care to Dance?

So I’ve been thinking about this for awhile, trying to decide the best way to post these thoughts without just sounding ridiculous. Then Aloha Friday rolled around, the day that you take it easy and look forward to the weekend, in Hawaii and blogland anyway. As you should know by now, over at An Island Life, Kailani decided that on Fridays she would take it easy on posting and ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog and leave your link at An Island Life’s blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!

Anyway point is, for this week I was unsure what to ask of you. I thought about talking about Halloween but I’d really like to wait awhile (at least until October) before talking about that too much. So I decided to pull out this “Long Shot” of a blog post idea and form it into an Aloha Friday. My question this week is:

Do you watch Ellen? You know how on her talk show she has little “dance segments” thrown in for  fun, complete with hopping over that round table she has?

If I decided to do that on my blog, you know break off in the middle of a topic and put on some awesome new song and start busting a move, hopping over our living room table (which I’ve practiced) – would you dance with me? Would you pretend you danced with me but not actually dance yourself? Would you accuse me of doing the same?

Would you worry what the neighbors would think? Would you believe me if I told you it could be a great new exercise to throw into your daily habit and maybe your kids would dance with you and it would be this great new thing and you’d wonder why you’d never done it before? Would you wait impatiently for it everyday, putting on special “dancing pants” just for me?

Or are you going to stop reading my blog now? 😛