5 Reasons I Love A Good Mother Son Dance

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5 Reasons I Love A Good Mother Son Dance

Dek and I have always loved doing a little mother son dancing around the house. Of course he’s gone through phases of when he will actually dance with me and when he just looks at me like I’m crazy. You can guess which happens more often.

Lately we have been in a dancing slump. When I was pregnant with Ty I couldn’t really carry Dek around and swing him about. This got Dek out of the habit so that when I was finally able to dance again he was having none of it.

So when Dek stopped me on the way out of the Ballard Seafood Fest this past weekend I was a bit confused. Wylie and the Wild West were up on stage belting out some country tunes. What did Dek want?

He wanted to dance. With me! I was more than happy to oblige.

Here’s why this mom loves dancing with her boy:

  1. Dancing with my son gets us both on our feet to do a little exercise
  2. He sees I’m not afraid to make a fool of myself for him and he shouldn’t be afraid to either.
  3. Gives him a little confidence to bring with him in life. He won’t just be relegated to the sidelines at school dances and weddings…unless he chooses to be.
  4. These early years are precious and going by way to fast. Very soon he will be much too cool to even acknowledge me let alone let me swing him around in public.
  5. This is our thing! He does so much with his dad, but his dad sure doesn’t dance.

My favorite moment of the night was when Dek actually looked me straight in the face and said, “no mommy like this” and changed our hand position so our fingers were locked like the other dancers.

Hopefully this wasn’t a one-off chase. I’d love to get a few more mother son moments to throw on some tunes and practice our dance moves.

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written by Keryn Means

Keryn Means
Keryn Means
Keryn is the founder and editor-in-chief of Walking on Travels, an award-winning site that gives hope to today’s active parents who don’t want to stop their lives; they simply bring their kids along for the ride. Keryn utilizes her project management background, along with a masters degree in journalism and an undergrad degree in photography to the team to create dynamic content and a vision that keeps up with the latest technology and trends. You can find Keryn dragging her 2 boys around the DC area most days and across the globe several times a year. Follow along on their adventures on Instagram and Pinterest.
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  • Bronwen
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    This is splendid! You know what a fan I am of dancing with your kids (and dancing in general). Looks like you guys have some great moves!

    • © Keryn Means/ walkingon travels
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      It was a blast Bronwen. I’m actually hoping to pick up Salsa down at Century again in a few months once I can leave Ty for a longer stretch :-) Gotta get my hips back into dancing shape (and my waist back into my pre-prego jeans!)

  • Charlotte
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    Lovely post! I often dance with my daughter around the living room! You made me realise that I should continue so that she doesn’t get out of the habit. Thanks for linking up! It certainly looks like lots of fun! :0)

  • Jim Ingalls
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    Wonderful dance!

  • Lisa Isabella Russo
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    How wonderful! I love these pictures, it looks like the two of you are having a blast.

  • Molly
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    Awww bless him, what a lovely series of images. My son is about to be 13 and as you can image the days of dancing with Mum are seriously over. He is far to cool for that now!

    Mollyxxx

  • Trish
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    Precious times .

  • Reply

    Bless. This is too precious ♥

  • Paula J
    Reply

    He must have seen that your not so crazy for dancing after all because everyone else was doing it! How fun :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

  • Heather Kale
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    This is so sweet! Awesome and very cute photos!

  • Lisa Wood
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    Oh those are such special moments! Gee it brings back memories – my boys used to love dancing around the house, and with us. Now its too embarrassing :)Love the smiles on Dek’s sweet face!

  • Amy @ The BOAT
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    Adorable! I love dancing with my kids. Unfortunately at 5, my son had decided he would rather dance by himself! Thanks for sharing and linking up to The BOAT!

  • Brandi
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    Awww these are so cute! Nothing better than a mother/son dance hehe. I love dancing with my 5 year old son…always makes him smile! :)

  • Kate
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    This was so precious! As a passionate dancer, I know the joy you felt. I’ll have to take a turn next time we are together. Awesome!

  • Theresa
    Reply

    What a beautiful way to create memories! That looks like so much fun! He is certainly having a great time dancing with his mama :)

  • posh
    Reply

    Wow, that looks like fun!

    Have a great WW!
    POSH

  • Yvette @ DTlilsquirts
    Reply

    YAY Love a good mummy son dance!!!!

  • Marissa Meyer
    Reply

    Cuteness overload!

  • Cathy Sweeney
    Reply

    Dances to treasure! Loved your fun pics and story.

  • Lisa
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    Love these photos – the two of you are having so much fun!!

  • Reply

    Keep calm and dance on!

  • sue
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    I LOVE this post. My boys used to dance with me too and I loved it. I still recall listening to a band when my oldest was little and swinging him about. He would giggle just like your son is doing. Enjoy it while you can. I have to bargain for hugs now that he’s a teen.

  • jenny@atasteoftravel
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    So beautiful Keryn! Let’s hope he wants to keep dancing with you for along time. They are precious moments together

  • Reply

    Beautiful series. . .the joy is captured in these photos. Never lose that magic you share.

  • Reply

    I love this post – and I love dancing with my kids!! Thanks for linking up with us this week!!

    Keep on dancing!!!!

  • Leigh
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    My son who is 29 now told me to take a year’s worth of dance lessons before I should even consider showing up on a dance floor should he ever get married. Gone are the carefree days as so beautifully shown in your photo.

  • InsideJourneys
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    How sweet! This is a memory he’ll not forget, I’m sure.

  • Sensibletraveler
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    He looks like superman when he’s spinning!

  • Sophie
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    Love to dance and used to dance heaps with my daughters when they were younger. Sadly, I don’t have any photos. Yours are fun and fabulous :)

  • Sabrina
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    How cute! You both look like you had a blast. Hope there will be many more moments like this :)

  • Reply

    Such a sweet moment! I wish you and Dek many more beautiful dances through the years :-)

  • Camille
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    So cute. :) I love dancing with my daughter too, it can put her to sleep or be fun. And it’s good exercise, which it’s hard to have the time for these days!

    • © Keryn Means/ walkingon travels
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      Tell me about it! Good thing these kids keep us running and give us all the free exercise.

  • Jess @UsedYorkCity
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    Absolutely adorable story, and the pics are priceless, too!

  • Nessa
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    What a wonderful moment!! Those are the best mom-moments ever.

  • stevebethere
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    Aww! something to look back on when je is an adult :-0

    Have a great WW!, thanks for stopping by and linking up 😉

  • Jamie
    Reply

    Thanks so much for joining the I <3 my Blog {Hop}! Great post – so sweet!! <3

    Jamie
    For Love of Cupcakes

  • Krystyn
    Reply

    Oh…that is awesome on so many levels!

    Thanks for linking up to Mommy and Me Monday!

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