Originally Posted by wildflowers
Try dancing with your daughter. My kids love it; we can be totally free and spontaneous and silly and it invariably puts everyone in a good mood. I suggest it sometimes precisely because someone needs to get out of a funk. And you can use it to expose her to different types of music too.
Definitely. The advantage of her being in dance classes is that she was introduced to all kinds of music. Dancing with her today was fun, and it is a shared interest. We were dancing and singing to Rascal Flatts, while we were preparing lunch. I think the name of the song was Fast Cars and Freedom. I have always loved that song, and it makes me want to dance. It was out of character for me, but I know it made her happy, so it was worth it. Aside from that, you have to be able to laugh at yourself. I am slowly loosening up, letting my hair down, and learning to have fun with her.