Headlight Dancing

October 9, 2007



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.”

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1 R-Eight October 9, 2007 at 12:55 pm

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.

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2 robin k October 9, 2007 at 1:55 pm

Awesome.

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3 jared stanley October 9, 2007 at 2:44 pm

haha so awesome

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4 sarahdavemalcolm October 9, 2007 at 2:44 pm

that is rockin’!

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5 Zoe October 9, 2007 at 2:50 pm

Those pics rock! What a great memory for your kids and a nice compliment for you!

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6 Mom in Mendon October 9, 2007 at 3:05 pm

Fun to hear about. Cute pix.

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7 Bonny October 9, 2007 at 3:37 pm

How wonderful to hear your child say “…It is great to be in this family”

Congratulations.

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8 Rachel H October 9, 2007 at 4:13 pm

That is the ulimate!

Headlights? $150
Garage Door? $1000
JT soundstrack? $18

Spontaneous bouts of dancing and fun moments the kids will cherish?

Absolutely priceless.

=0) Nice!

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9 BeachysCapeCodCupboard October 9, 2007 at 4:37 pm

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)!

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10 BeachysCapeCodCupboard October 9, 2007 at 4:38 pm

PS – now I want to go out and have a garage built — our headlights just stare out into the open woods! heehee

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11 Miriam October 9, 2007 at 4:52 pm

What a gift! The dancing, and the statement. Especially the statement, what a lovely thing to hold close to your hearts.

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12 Angela October 9, 2007 at 5:02 pm

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.

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13 Cruze October 9, 2007 at 8:46 pm

That is beautifully awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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14 Chelsea October 9, 2007 at 10:00 pm

What fun! That is so cute.

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15 compulsive writer October 10, 2007 at 12:44 am

Love this post! And what a great thing to say!

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16 Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck October 10, 2007 at 8:54 am

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!!!

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17 Katie October 10, 2007 at 10:30 am

Wow, that is so RAD!

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18 Ricci October 10, 2007 at 12:02 pm

That’s awesome! Kids are wonderful

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19 Viva October 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm

what a great post! love the pics…
best quote ever “it is great to be in this family”.
precious…

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20 laurie Smithwick October 11, 2007 at 9:53 am

this is great. love the pictures! i wish i was in your family!

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