I'm not sure there's anything cooler when you're a 6 year old than acting like crazy insane maniacs with your mom for family playtime.
Tonight I decided to kick the excitement level up a notch after mindlessly playing Beyblades and Jumbling Tower (like Jenga). I needed to pump the house full of music and teach Thanan something new. So I instructed him to go get 4 spoons from the silverware drawer and taught him how to hold onto them to play the spoons. Then I demonstrated how to do it and showed him fast and slow, soft and hard.. whatever the musical terms are.. and then I thought that we needed some good pumping beats to play them to.
My playlist was as such (and I'm telling you, I was playing it so loud I'm sure I disturbed the neighbors):
Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash
Fireflies (Thanan's request) by Owl City
Ghosts n' Stuff by Deadmau 5
Hot Tottie by Usher
Not Myself Tonight by Christina Aguilera (he didn't watch the video, but you might want to... *wink*)
and we ended with It Feels Like Home To Me by Chantal Kreviazuk just to mellow out and slow dance together.
Thanan gave up on playing the spoons within the first song, and decided to do some mad drum skills on an orange bucket with his spoons instead and then eventually, we just danced around the living room like complete idiots. Well, I looked and acted like an idiot. Thanan was just uber cool.
So much fun.
THAT'S how to parent and create a bond with your child. Offer unconditional love and tons of fun.