Monday, September 20, 2010

When It Comes to Moms

I created a new playlist. It's for my spinning class.

I call it "Sweet Sweat" ...which speaks for itself.

On Saturday afternoon I was listening to my "Heart Strings" mix while I mopped the kitchen floor. When I finished, Madre asked,

"So, did you create a new playlist for your spinning class?"

"Why yes I did," I replied, "Would you like to hear it?"

She did, of course, so I turned it on and turned it up. Within seconds she started jogging in place, jumping around and eventually dancing... I joined in, of course.

We do-si-do'd, scissor stepped, head banged, moved our hips like yeah, and did plenty of jumping around. We went through the entire playlist and laughed till we cried.

{Madre and I at a Relief Society & Young Womens Luau.
She taught us how to hula and I won the limbo competition}

Wow. It's times like these that I realize how truly blessed I am. Not only is my mom pretty darn spunky when she wants to be, but she's a great listener, hug giver, dating advisor, friend, cook, nutritionist, grandma, storyteller, and, needless to say, dancer!

The list goes on and on.

Dad has his own unique sense of humor, but the funniest thing about his jokes is the thrill he gets out of telling them. Seriously, just ask him to tell the one about "The Gorilla & The Doberman." :)

Madre, on the other hand, is usually more "conservative" when it comes to humor, so when she does occasionally break it out, it always takes me by surprise and I laugh forever. For instance, we were talking about the "fibbing" stage of childhood, the other day and she told me a story about herself when she was little:

She was supposed to be vacuuming, but was watching TV instead. When she heard someone coming down the stairs she hopped up, turned off the TV, and bolted for the vacuum...which, in her rush, she tripped over and broke her arm.

It took me a while to stop laughing after that one. Like I said, she's a great storyteller and I couldn't get the picture of her doing that out of my head. Oh wow, I still can't. Hahahaha! I guess the fact that my MOM used to be the same way I was...and am, still takes me by surprise sometimes. It's always been a blessing to learn from her example now and throughout her life.

Anyway, I just love her a lot and I think you can see why.
When it comes to moms, she takes the cake!

Lindsay Kay's Sweet Sweat Playlist:

"Boom Boom Pow (edited)" by The Black-Eyed Peas

"Clumsy" by Fergie

"Count On Me" by Bruno Mars

"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Michael Buble

"Down [feat. Lil Wayne]" by Jay Sean

"Dreams" by The Cranberries

"Fallin' for You" by Colbie Caillat

"Fly With Me" by The Jonas Brothers

"Grace Kelly" by Mika

"Hot N Cold (edited)" by Katy Perry

"I Gotta Feeling" by The Black-Eyed Peas

"Jai Ho! [feat. Nicole Scherzinger]" by A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls

"La la Land" by Demi Lovato

"Leavin'" by Jesse McCartney

"Love Story (Pop Mix)" by Taylor Swift

"Must Have Done Something Right" by Relient K

"My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson

"One Year, Six Months" by Yellowcard

"Party In the U.S.A." by Miley Cyrus

"Replay" by Iyaz

"Single Ladies" by Beyonce

"So Much Love" by The Rocket Summer

"That Thing You Do" from The Wonders

"The Things You Were" by Deas Vail

"Wordplay" by Jason Mraz

"You Belong With Me" by Taylor Swift

"7 Things" by Miley Cyrus

PHEW! It's no wonder our calves are still throbbing! :)


Kim said...

You forgot, -gives the best back tickles. This is a sweet tribute to a sweet mom & dad. Love it, love you, love them!

JMay said...

How cute are you two!? Oh & I love those songs, gonna download a few for sure!