Things to Do - Dance Party with a New Mix



Kitchen dance parties occupy most of our winter nights, probably because the lack of sunlight keeps us indoors. Last week the children's grandmother and great aunt came to visit for a night and we cranked the tunes. I made a new playlist full of grown-up music that my kids love (with a few children's songs thrown in).

Personally, I've found that nothing gets an under-6-year-old party started like "Hey, Soul Sister", even T knows all the words. And of course "everyday we're shuffling." Throw in some Avett Brothers, War On Drugs, and Josh Ritter for good taste (and sanity). Anyways, if you want to check out our mix, click here for a listen (you'll need a spotify account, which are free and easy to set up) and turn up the volume a little. okay? Don't forget the running man, which will REALLY amuse your children, i promise.

Here's the song list:

Hey, Soul Sister - Train
Kick Drum Heart - The Avett Brothers
To the Dogs or Whoever - Josh Ritter
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
Pink! - Rocknoceros
Horchata - Vampire Weekend
Pretty in Pink - The Psychedelic Furs
Dynamite - Taio Cruz
I'm Gonna Catch You - Laurie Berkner
Taking the Farm - The War on Drugs
United States of America - Rocknoceros
A Million Years - Alexander
Octopus's Garden - Ringo Starr
(I Wish We Used) The Metric System - Rocknoceros



*love this quote. love the man who said it.

*Under the Pecan Tree posted some breathtaking photos of hiking in Nahal Havarim/ Ein Avdat Israel. Now my travel-bug juices are flowing overboard. Absolutely breathtaking.

*Another 16 year old genius photographer. Gorgeous work.

*Kelly Hatcher's 10 on 10 project - 10 photos in 10 hours on the 10th of the month has amazing shots of everyday life. amazing.

*Bookshelf porn. Lots.



  1. Super fun! Your mix tapes are rad and the new one will be a great addition to our dance parties, too!

  2. Ditto your mix tapes ruling! For the next one, I've found that the Ramones are a big hit with kids, as is a lot of New Wave stuff (My 9-month-old really likes the Jam!) It helps when I'm about to have a seizure from hearing the Thomas the Tank song for the 40th time that day.



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