We interrupt this barrage of cruise related posts to bring you even more fun!

Goal Achieved.


*Seth doing Superman/Soulja Boy at last night’s school dance.

Back in Jan. I wrote this post. Our kids take a therapeutic dance class. Seth does not really need the “therapeutic” part, but he joins along. Our goal was for Riley to be able to enjoy herself at social gatherings where there would be dancing. To be familiar with the steps, so she could have fun amidst the sensory overload    the loud noises and blinking lights and crowded dance floors of her future. She loves music and dancing, but would become very upset if she couldn’t keep up. Last year she wound up running from the gym screaming.

Here are Riley and Seth doing the Cha Cha slide.  

If you liked that, hold on to your hat. Here’s Seth’s Michael Jackson tribute. He didn’t learn these moves in dance class. He just watched a lot of MJ on You Tube.

Annie are you okay? Annie are you okay?

And here we have Seth’s little buddy, who was definitely in a zone… I love this kid. Notice how cool Seth is, despite all his MJ emulating ability, he gives his friend lots of space to be in the light. That’s how my kid rolls.

Riley joined a conga line, and didn’t once get upset, even though she was tired at this point, and even when the kid behind her lost grip and the line broke apart. That kind of thing might have derailed her in the past.

And here we have The Macarena. Watch as Seth gets mauled by the angel in the tiara. She thinks Seth is dreamy, and followed him around, begging for his attention all evening. He was kind, but serious, he had a lot of moves he didn’t want to deny the world and he didn’t have time for romance.

And this is why we pay the big bucks for dance therapy. Joy.

Worth every single penny.

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21 Responses to We interrupt this barrage of cruise related posts to bring you even more fun!

  1. Kim says:

    Omg! Omg! Omg! Look at those two! Therapeutic dance class has really paid off–she looks like she’s having so much fun!

    And Seth? I had to watch the MJ dance moves twice! The angel in the tiara cracked me up-watch out Mom, they’ll be calling him on the phone soon!

  2. goodfountain says:

    Your kids (ALL the kids) are having so much fun!! I love it!

    Where do you find all your great classes? Therapeutic martial arts! Therapeutic dancing! I want to find some stuff like that for my kiddo.

  3. carrie says:

    OMHOG, I don’t know what I love most, but I think I’m going to go with the angel in the tiara.

  4. Kim G. says:

    OK the chick smacking Seth on the behind cracked me up – who wouldn’t fall in love with that cutie pie? So fun! Look how far Riley has come – so fun to see her loving being a part of this instead of dreading it. Good job, Mom!

  5. Michelle O'Neil says:

    Good Fountain,

    I must admit, Cleveland has a lot of resources. We are really enjoying it here. My BFF Google has helped me find most of our treasures.

  6. Bonnie says:

    Oh what fun! Both of your kids can dance! I love the little girl in the first video. Seth is a very good MJ and Riley has that rhythm down pat.

  7. Heather says:

    Who needs chicken soup for the soul when you have kids like these! Just watching your videos filled my heart with joy!

  8. Lydia says:

    Mission accomplished, eh?!

  9. Diane says:

    Seth may be the best (and cutest) MJ impersonator ever. And I was mesmerized by how smooth Riley’s hand-knee switching move(whatever you call it) was in the cha-cha slide. Those kids can dance!

  10. Michelle O'Neil says:

    To my friend in New Jersey,

    I apologize if something I’ve said upset you. I deleted your comment as it has nothing to do with this post.

    May peace be with you.

  11. Deb says:

    Cutest, most talented, most entertaining kids ever.

  12. Wanda says:

    What fun! Thanks. I needed that.

  13. Courtney says:

    OK, seriously, your kids have moves!!! I loved the first video with Riley, grooving with her hands on her knees. And Seth is channeling MJ.

    Also please tell your lovely daughter that my friend’s son has TWO Rileys who are GIRLS in his class.

  14. Chloes Mom Mary says:

    Love it!! Therepudic dance is definitely a worthwhile effort. I love seeing Riley and Seth dancing 🙂 Totally awesome!!

  15. jess says:

    so awesome!

  16. Jerri says:

    I watched every moment of these videos with great joy. Thank you.

  17. I love how both of them dance! I love the classes that you guys do! You’re the greatest! xoxo

  18. sarah says:

    HOW MUCH FUN IS THAT??!!!!! can’t wait to put benjy in dance classes and then take photos/videos of him which will haunt him for years!!!!


  19. Amanda says:

    Oh that is SO what the Dr ordered after a week of my mother!

    DAMN that Riley got her some MOVES! 😀

    (sound like a native or what?! LOL!!)

  20. naomi says:

    I love your Riley and Seth! This is absolutely adorable!

  21. drama mama says:

    Oh my.

    I just looked into new dance classes for my girls yesterday.

    How serendipitous!

    They are SUCH happy kids.

    Good on you, Mama!

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