Mid-morning, the girls and I traipsed downstairs, in order to do two things. 1 – Print out some coloring pages that Tom had found on the website for our composter. Which is awesome in and of itself, I mean, check out how happy this compost pail and Earth Machine are. We decided it would be the perfect activity for today since stirring the compost with Daddy has become one of Ella’s Favorite Things. (Wonder if I could work that into the song…) Anyway – back to the list… 2 – Download the song Your Love Is My Drug, by Kesha. The girls had heard it on The Today Show earlier that morning and both danced enthusiastically along, so I figured I’d add it to their ipod.
Of course we had to listen to the song once we downloaded it, and then we had to listen to another one, and before we knew it, a full-fledged dance party had broken out in our basement. Even Daddy joined in for the last bit. There’s nothing quite as awesome as dancing with your kids. Here was our play-list for the party:
Your Love Is My Drug, by Kesha – I’m not sure how I feel about Ella having an affinity for disposable pop music. I guess I just have to remember that there was a time when I wrote various love notes in my diary to a certain member of New Kids On The Block.
Something Good Can Work, by Two Door Cinema Club – This video was on my computer one day, after our friends had left for the night, with a note from Enoch that I should click play. It’s now one of my favorites on my ipod – dancing to it while sewing helps reduce the amount of cursing involved in that particular activity.
Another Day, by Pomplamoose – Pomplamoose was a recent discovery via my cousins Jonny and Ruth. I love, love, love them. Go waste a lot of time listening to all their stuff. This one and If You Think You Need Some Lovin are my favorites. They have a bunch of covers that are fantastic too – especially September – Jack’s grandma makes a pretty spectacular appearance.
Shake It, by Metro Station – Purely a happy dancing song, as was the first one. Watching them, as well as Two Door Cinema Club, just makes me feel old. Are any of these kids out of their teens? Also, Ella has now been walking around singing, “shake, shake, shake, shake a snake pit” thanks to Tom’s excellent lyric deducing skills.
After dancing enthusiastically to everything twice, we headed upstairs to color rotting vegetables, and hand-holding bins. It was a good day.
And if that’s not enough Fun Stuff, you can watch this video of the girls dancing and singing along to the soundtrack from Glee, with a little Cloud Cult tacked on at the end, because it’s been too long since this blog shared Princess’ signature head-banging.