On Fridays, the lovely Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama, host a blog carnival called Five Minute Fridays. Each Friday, Lisa-Jo gives us a prompt, then we write about that prompt for 5 minutes – that’s i. I have particpated in the past, but then life got in the way and I stopped. But I want to join in the fun again. So here is my humble offering for this week’s prompt of DANCE.
My feet ache from being incased in high heeled shoes for 8 hours. My legs are tight and sore from my most recent 3 mile run. I long to sit on the couch, blanket draped across my lap, resting.
“Mama, Mama, MAMA.”
The shouts of my daughter interrupt my daydreams and I scurry to her room, wondering what crisis I will need to deal with now.
As I enter her room, the sounds of her favorite song are drifting thru the CD player’s speakers.
“Did you need me baby?” I ask
“Dance with me, Mama”. Her chubby hands reach for mind and she begins to walk in circles.
I smile as she awkwardly moves to the music. She spins, then stops changes directions, and spins again. Laughter bubbles up from my throat, as I watch this miracle I birthed, dance with abandon.
Suddenly thoughts of aching feet and tired legs drift away, as I shake my own hips and spin in my own circles. My movements garner laughter from my daughter. We dance, dance, dance, until we fall into an exhausted heap in the middle of her bedroom floor.
“Tanks for dancing, Mama” she says as she hurries off to another adventure.
As I watch her gangly legs carry her away, I think “ No, baby, thank you.”