Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happiness Project



Kid dance classes.


There's just something about watching a bunch of pre-school age little girls arabesque to songs like "Bust a Move" and "Word Up." Yes, Maggs loves her dance classes and so do I. Last week, parents were encouraged to join in on the fun and cut a rug a la John Travolta to the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," preferably while making silly faces. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a little song and dance. But I'm even more of a sucker for Maggs in a ballet suit making good use of disco fingers. How can something like that not put a smile on your face?


Now it's your turn. Go ahead and grab Leigh's button and post a photo of something that makes you happy. I mean, what the hell's wrong with you? Do you have something against happiness?

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43 comments:

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

Oooooh, there is nothing cuter than a little girl in a leotard (wow, I sound pervy typing that...). Let me explain-- I take a lyrical dance class every night, and I can't wait until next year when my daughter is old enough for a ballet/tap combo class. I already have leotards and slippers tucked away for the fall!

~Elizabeth
Confessions From A Working Mom

Alyssa said...

There now; your post made me happy! How utterly totally cute. I would have enjoyed watching too.

Susan Erickson said...

I love the name Maggs...and the dance class is adorable! Best days of your life......

MiMi said...

Oh geez, she is ADORABLE! She looks like a little dollie. I wanna squeeze her cheeks. :)

w said...

that's adorable!

visiting from leigh's mr. linky!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

AWWWW! Look at how cute she is! LOVE a little girl all dressed up for dance class.

I had Haley in dance class as soon as I could!

Amie said...

It really is the cutest thing ever! This is a great photo too.

Kassie said...

So cute!!!!

Debbie said...

Soooooooo cute!

DG at Diary of a Mad Bathroom said...

What a little cutie!

leigh said...

That is so sweet! I used to teach ballet to 3 year old girls. They may look all dainty but those girls were crazy!

Sarah said...

I can't wait until my little one can participate in dance classes. It's one of the reasons I was so happy to have a little girl. Love the picture!

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

GORGEOUS! Oh, that picture makes me happy too! It also makes me very excited for days to come :)

I would join the fun, but I don't know how to grab a button, even though I didn't once. I can't seem to replicate that moment of genius :(

Wym said...

It is posts like these that let me know what my kids are missing out on living in a small town on the Mexican border. I want to go to dance class too! Oh well, we have cascarones.

Angie Muresan said...

Maggs is adorable! Dancing has made me happy for as long as I remember.

jules said...

Oh man, I can't WAIT for dance classes and tutus and little leotards. I'm so excited for that. I was too shy to do that stuff when I was little so I hope Lila is into it.

Bathwater said...

I am boycotting happy this week!

Grateful Twin Mom said...

Love the smile on her face. She couldn't be happier. I love dancing with my kids too. We do a weekly dance party in the living room. I highly recommend this as a stress reliever. Cute.

Amy said...

Your Maggie is too cute for words!! What a doll face;)

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Absolutely!! I wish so much that I had a little girl so I could make her take dance classes, if only for my own enjoyment. Nino would probably wear a tutu if I asked him, but I think my husband might be disturbed by this.

blueviolet said...

I remember that with my own daughter and it was adorable and hysterical at the same time!

Andrea (ace1028) said...

Beautiful! She looks too precious and it makes ME smile. :) I can't wait for my little one to do some sort of class, dance or otherwise!

The Mommyologist said...

Little kids dancing make me happy too! My son likes to bust a move...and I'm praying that he doesn't grow up to have the hubby's dance skills!!

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

I came back. Just to see this photo again.
LOVE it.

Tracie said...

She is friggin adorable!

Alyssa said...

I just had to come back...Your comments crack me up!!!Thanks...today's was the BEST!

Candice said...

Aww that picture is adorable!!

Erin said...

I need to get my girlies into some dance classes (hoping they haven't inherited my lack of coordination, however)!

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

OK, my THIRD visit. Permission to feel stalked granted. I LOVE that picture, seriously.

Kristin said...

If I ever have a daughter I'm TOTALLY putting her in dance classes. Love love love lil munchkins dancin' their hearts out! The hubs won't let me put the dude in classes. Ah ha ha

JennyMac said...

Adorable!!!!! perfect pic for the happiness project.

Maggie May said...

i must dance to Word Up. Immediately!

Alyssa said...

Hey...one of your comments is in today's post...hope others find it as funny as I did!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

so sweet! my son had an 80s dance last friday. i was all over the electric slide and when POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME came on, he yelled

MOM, IT'S YOUR JAM!

that's my boy

Theta Mom said...

I can't wait until my baby girl is old enough for Dance class!!!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Love the picture. And I agree! My daughter and I are in a mother-daughter dance class and it's so much fun. I'm not sure who enjoys it more...me or her! I'll be sad the day she joins the big 4 year old class... :)

kerrycharacters said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of the Happiness Project too. I recently took some photos of my 2 and 4 year old daughters in their gym leotards. Adorable.

Brittany at Mommy Words said...

Holy moly I thought that was Sophia for a second! The haircut, the leotard the clearly awesome moves!

My hubs thinks we should take pre-school danc classes into hospitals and nursing homes because there is nothing that is more obviously a happy maker!

Awesome Project I am SO jumping in next week!

ModernMom said...

OH that is so true! For me, watching my babes laugh and splash in the pool. Nothing better.

Maggie May said...

I hope all is well, you've been 'absent' from our world for a while...:)

The Wifey said...

Love this idea. Leigh really nailed a good Meme!

But ah, where oh where have you been dear?

MOMSICLE VIBE said...

Are you ever coming back?? Sniff. Sniff.

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