- By supernovamommy
- 5 September, 2012
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You Can Dance Right Through Your Life
by Ashley Misitzis
If you don’t know that title is from the movie Flashdance then we can’t be friends.
Once upon a time, Zoe and I went to a free concert in McLean Central Park. The series of lunch time concerts dubbed “Jammin Juniors” had a recommended age range of 2-5 years old.
Zoe was 11 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days old.
Age limits, ranges, and suggestions – they are so mysterious to me. Even though sometimes I am an avid rule breaker, age recommendations paralyze me. I’m convinced she would love something, then see “for ages 3 and up”, and give up.
I am always delighted when Zoe encounters something she enjoys even though I thought she was too young to participate. I love being wrong when it comes to finding something that makes her happy.
Oh you like calamari? Good thing daddy didn’t listen to me when I said it was ridiculous to feed that to you.
For every one thing I get to pat myself on the back for exposing her to, I’m sure there are 10 others that she misses out on simply because I decide she’s not the right age.
I had all but given up on the Jammin Juniors concert being a success.
First Zoe sat in the grass for 15 minutes staring at a dog.
Then, she ate some flowers…
But then, THEN…She did a little bop.
“Well I hear the music, close my eyes, feel the rhythm.”
Jammin Juniors picks back up on Sept. 12th
To read more by Ashley, check out her blog, The Life of a Greek Wife. Complete with a ridiculous number of Microsoft Paint drawings.