"Mommy, can we PLEEEEEase go in there?"
"Sure!" mommy replies quite surprised that her little girl is asking to go into a clothing store, a quite bland and rather empty store none-the-less.
The little girl runs straight to the back of the store where there is the tri-fold mirror awaiting. Red Hot Chili Peppers are rocking out in the background.
Up go the arms, head is banging, feet are jumping.
Moms heart smiles first, then her face, next comes a little tear to her eye as she watches her 4 year old daughter jam to the music and watch her reflection. Air guitar!! This little girl knows how to play the air guitar!! She rocks backwards then forwards and then tips the air guitar up all the while strumming her imaginary chords.
Time for banging again. This time she jumps wildly throwing fists this way and that. STOP, check out self in mirror and goes some more.
Mom thinks to herself "Where on earth did this child learn those moves? She's right on beat and looking better than I ever have!!"
Song changes. It's house music now. A little techno. Little girl freezes and stiffens her body. Arms go out while being bent, body leans forward slightly, arms swing. She's doing the robot!
Another small tear of complete happiness forms in the corner of mom's eye. Shoppers have now stopped and are laughing at the Little girl's complete ignorance of their presence.
"What a darling little girl" compliments one woman to the oh-so proud mom.
"You must have your hands full, and if not now you soon will with a girl moving like that" adds another shopper.
Song changes. Little girls moves change to the beat. Air guitar is busted out yet again. Head is spinning wildly, hair is making a lovely circular pattern.
Mommy stands there trying so hard to fight back all the emotion of watching her little girl do her thing. The lump in her throat is becoming harder to fight back.
"Time to go sweetie" mom says trying to beat the emotion that is ready to flow at any given moment.
"ok, but Mommy can we please come back here again, this is my favorite store."
These are the moments I love, watching my children be themselves and not care that everyone is watching!! I wish so badly I had my camera to record her performance, it truly was priceless.