If one were to look out their window on a sunny afternoon into the cul-de-sac where Carter and I stand four days a week waiting for his bus, roughly between 12:15 and 12:25, they may be in for a strange performance.
I stand, arms and legs outstretched, my body forming an X. Just a foot or two in front of me stands Carter, legs together, moving his arms up and down like a crazed chicken. Together we form a shadow monster. Together we laugh.
I stand straight and tall like a solder. Four feet or more in front of me, but facing away Carter hops up and down, laughing and laughing. Slowly yet swiftly I walk backwards, risking life and limb as I am more clumsy than graceful. His hopping stops, he whirls around surprised to see me retreating taking his captor with me. He runs to catch up so that he can continue to hop up and down on my shadow’s head.
And so it goes. Carter and I shadow dancing at the bus stop.
Yes, I know I am suppose to be taking a blogging break, but this popped into my head and danced around.
haha!! Definitely worth popping in for!!! I love it!! Too cute!
Thank you. I often wonder what the neighbors think of us and our strange dance in the sun. 🙂
glad you shared–what a lovely thing to shadow dance together–LouAnn
It is very sweet even when he is trying to stomp on my shadow head.
at least it is not your real head–that will come when he is a teenager–just kidding
I imagine that when he is a teenager it shall be I that will want to kick my own head, or at least bang it against the nearest hard object. Carter is either hot or cold and he has very strong opinions about most things – it will be an interesting ride indeed.
so, he is a teenager already? ha ha (or maybe no ha ha)
That’s really cool. Enjoy the Shadow Monster while you can because before you know it he won’t appreciate it.
Yup, it is sad but true that the Shadow Monster is but a fleeting dance move in the song of my life.
I love it! We do an octopus thing when we are walking through parking lots on sunny days. Waving arms and flopping legs and the whole nine (eight?) yards. Alice and Carter would be best buddies…
Wonderful! Carter and I will have to bust out the octopus move the next sunny day we get (which may be a while.)
I think that Alice and Carter would be hot and cold together. Both very much have a mind of their own and do not like to admit when they are wrong. 🙂
Sounds like fun! 🙂
It is always a good time, dancing with Carter. 🙂
That is fantastic and exactly what all of us need: together to laugh and to dance around. 🙂
I know that these shadow dances we share are short lived so I enjoy each and every one of them. The world could use more dancing and laughing, whether or not there are shadows involved.
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So glad this danced out of your head, and onto the page…
You’re doing it right, this Mom-thing 🙂
Ah, thank you. I try my best and I think it helps that I don’t mind looking somewhat foolish while having fun with my kids. 🙂
Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb was one of my favorite songs as a kid. I had such a crush on him. 😉