We celebrated my birthday recently with our daughter and the kids. My husband and I had great fun with them. I do some crafts and games for the kids and we all participate. Their favourite is a scavenger hunt with the rhyming clues. The youngest is old enough now to participate in everything and the girls love to include him.
Food and presents are nice but my favourite part of our parties is always the dancing. My husband doesn’t dance but the golden grand-dog does. When the dancing starts, we only have to ask, “Do you want to dance, Georgie?” The dog will jump up to place her front paws on your shoulders and move around on her hind legs. She’s danced with us since she was a pup.
The kids like to dance to Newfoundland music and one favourite is I’se da b’y. You can hear it here.
We always play a version by Great Big Sea. We do a lot of swing your partner and step dancing which the girls are familiar with. I can manage a few steps.
Imagine the five of us and the dog, in the living room dancing to such music. I tire out before the young ones but there is always the promise of another time.
In the words of my brother, “Yes, b’y.”
It was a great birthday.