So, I tend to dance about...even when there isn't music, I have a little shimmy going at times. It's fun, it perks me up. If there's music playing in a store, I get a little spring in my step and bop about. It's just what I've always done.
Kiddo has taken to doing this as well. Sometimes, Kiddo joins in with me, but other times, well, she doesn't like me doing it. It's definitely entered the phase of "Oh, Moooom!". She's not really embarrassed, per se, but it's that awareness that others may be looking at us while I groove to a Frank Sinatra tune in Starbucks.
I firmly believe I will not stop dancing. I may tone it down if she asks, but it is what I call a "Universal Rule," a rule that pertains to everyone in the universe (aliens included). There aren't many Universal Rules, but one of them is "If someone feels like dancing, no one else should tell them not to dance."
I like showing her my dancing in random places. I think it teaches her to be true to herself. I think it teaches her to not listen her inner critic. I think it teaches her to enjoy the little moments of this life. I think it teaches her to find those things that make us happy that aren't dependent on anything or anyone but ourselves.
So, yeah, I dance a little bit in the middle of the street if I have my iPod on. I do a little foot-tapping and head-bopping with her when we are shopping. And I am aware of when she wants me to tone it down, and I do, but I don't stop...so hopefully she won't ever stop either.
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