Just this morning when Jack walked into the kitchen for breakfast
I said, "Are you ready for the happy morning dance?"
"Happy morning! Happy morning! Happy Morning! Dance! Dance!"
I accompanied my impromptu song with an equally impromptu jig.
Jack covered both eyes with his hands. "Mom...stop."
I was filled with joy. And laughter.
Will walked in.
"Will, do you want to see my happy morning dance?"
I started up with the song and dance.
"Cover your eyes. Don't look at her." Jack instructed his brother.
They escaped to the living room.
Standing in the kitchen door, I said, "Don't any of you want to see my dance?"
All three boys said, "No."
"That's too bad. I was going to give you points for watching my dance."
The boys earn points for chores and good listening that they can redeem
at the end of the week.
"Yes! We'll watch it!" How quickly they changed their tune.
"Too little too late!" I told them. "Maybe next time."
I danced backed into the kitchen.
Happy morning! Happy morning! Happy morning! Dance! Dance!
You should try it sometime. It really did make my morning happy.
And make sure to throw in the running man while you are at it.
It's a real crowd pleaser.