We had some friends over for dinner the other night — delightful company — with three beautiful children. And as they were leaving my kids came outside to wave goodbye. We had to rearrange the cars in the driveway so they could pull out, and (who knew?) it sparked the best finale to a good day we’ve ever had.
When my husband pulled our car back into the driveway, the headlights were focused on the garage door, lighting it up and we could hear the car stereo blasting something with a good beat — I’m thinking it was JT. The music was rocking enough that the kids were feeling it and started dancing in front of the headlights and watching their shadows on the garage door. We did this for a good half hour. The baby, sleeping soundly in her bed, missed the whole thing.
When everyone had their fill of dancing, we came inside, and Maude, the eight year old, (and the child with the best dance moves, by the way), climbed into her pajamas summing up what we were all feeling, “I loved that, Mom. That was my favorite night. It’s great to be in this family.”
21 thoughts on “Headlight Dancing”
It IS great to be in your family. Robin will still say, “You know what the Blairs do? . . ” And then I get to hear another super creative and mind-blowing activity you and Ben have come up with for your kids. I love hearing about what you’re doing.
haha so awesome
that is rockin’!
Those pics rock! What a great memory for your kids and a nice compliment for you!
Fun to hear about. Cute pix.
How wonderful to hear your child say “…It is great to be in this family”
That is the ulimate!
Garage Door? $1000
JT soundstrack? $18
Spontaneous bouts of dancing and fun moments the kids will cherish?
It’s moments like this that make we moms so proud of being… MOMS (and the proud dads that go along with the bunch, too)!
PS – now I want to go out and have a garage built — our headlights just stare out into the open woods! heehee
What a gift! The dancing, and the statement. Especially the statement, what a lovely thing to hold close to your hearts.
I LOVE this! Such cool pictures! And most of all I love what Maude said. Don’t you love hearing things like that from your children? Love that girl.
That is beautifully awesome. Thanks for sharing.
What fun! That is so cute.
Love this post! And what a great thing to say!
HAHAHA! I love it, my daughter would SO love to do this!!! We are going to try it this weekend, for sure. The neighbors will think we’re cra-za-zy!!!
Wow, that is so RAD!
That’s awesome! Kids are wonderful
what a great post! love the pics…
best quote ever “it is great to be in this family”.
this is great. love the pictures! i wish i was in your family!
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