Dancing Queen

Caitlin saw Dancing With the Stars for the first time Monday. Clearly a spark was ignited deep down within her 4-year-old soul. So far I’ve sheltered her from watching much dirty dancin’ on TV. Lawrence Welk on Saturday night just doesn’t do much for her and when mama shakes her booty to Justin Timberlake while emptying the dishwasher, she’s not exactly witnessing dance in its most artistic form.

Our favorite dancers this week were Apolo Anton Ohno and Julianne Hough, who had the top score for with perfect 10s across the board. After watching them samba like two cats in heat, Caitlin’s been shimmying throughout the house and singing, “I like to mole it, mole it!” When I correct her and say, “it’s move it, move it!” she just gives me that “whatever, mom” look. So, mole it, it is. Or maybe she’s singing “I like the mullet, mullet?”

Here’s some of my favorite commentary from Caitlin as she watched Dancing With the Stars:


Are they married?

You have to be married to dance like that?

and because she is definitely mama’s girl,

I love those sparkly shoes!

As you can see, she’s ready for Broadway.



  1. Renee says:

    That’s great. Y’all should watch it together every week and she could ‘mole it, mole it’ to her heart’s content!

  2. jag says:

    The goddaughter loves ANYTHING where there is dancing. When she saw Annie (her first stage play), she was mesmerized that KIDS dance like that too. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Cats comes back to life and back to Nashville.

    Do you think that outfit comes in a size 12?

  3. Blonde Mom says:

    I know you all are dying to know how you, too, can replicate this look.

    Purple shoes from the Dollar Tree.
    Pink tutu from Company Kids (size 2…clearly too small but she doesn’t care.)
    Cinderella costume top from TJ Maxx clearance.

  4. Pattie says:

    What a little princess! I confess, I am one of the few people who has never watched that show. Oh, and Jamie, is Lawrence Welk still on tv? Good God…I used to be forced to watch that when I was little…I am sweating just thinking about it *LOL*

  5. Richie Ann says:

    Lawrence Welk is still on PBS. It’s not that bad except the interviews about the good ‘ol days they’ve added are pretty boring.

  6. Bluegrass Mama says:

    Too cute–and I agree that yes, you have to be married to dance like that. Unless you’re paid big bucks to do it on TV.

    I used to watch Lawrence Welk all the time, but have never seen Dancing With the Stars.

  7. mamatulip says:

    That is SO CUTE.

    Julia is a big Survivor fan — she loves to stay up and watch it with us. We usually tell her it’s over halfway through so she’ll go to bed, LOL.

  8. Amanda says:

    We have to make a vacation so the girls can meet.Hannah and Caitlin could dance their tooties off. We can sit back and drink and the boys can talk geek computer work. Does that sound like fun?

    Caitlin is funny!!!

    I just posted some pictures on my blog of the girls.

    Are you doing well?

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