Dancing, locking & ‘hip hop’ popping!

Dancing, Locking & ‘Hip Hop’ popping……the toddler way.

Suuuup Y’all? Ok, I apologise for all my hip hop slang: for I am a British national so I have no right dropping in this here lingo. But in cool bananas HQ, it is a very regular occurrence. We head ‘state side’ daily (in the virtual sense) as Mr Cool Bananas loves a bit of ‘R&B’, hippedy hop music. MTV base delivers the goods & can be heard more often than is necessary. From a young age bear seems to have picked up his daddy’s musical taste (somewhat to my dismay). Whenever he hears ‘the base line drop’ he likes nothing more than to ‘bust out a move’ & bop along to his hearts content.

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Developing his musical taste from an early age..bear’s attention can be found directed towards MTV base pumping out of the tv… & showing off his best moves at a wedding…

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‘Daddy dance!’ No dancing would be complete without some kind of crazy outfit-right?

Not quite the ‘Billy Elliot’ I was going for! No, he has a penchant for the likes of Jason Derulo & his slick Rick dance moves, a bit of Usher pop yer collar, or that feisty south American character Pitball.

& My little charmer demands that either Daddy or I dance along with him (I’ll let you imagine that scene for a moment-2 adults dancing their hearts out in the front room, whilst the toddler swings himself around wildly) These are the moments I cherish so dearly: As I know only too well, how quickly time passes us by & that at some point he will be mortified to be dancing like a loon with his parents. In fact,  I’m sure he will go out of his way at parties to shield his friends from witnessing his folks doing the dad/mum dance (that ‘term’ is actually in the oxford dictionary: Noun. Awkward or unfashionable dancing to pop music, as characteristically performed by middle-aged or older men).  

You know the type i mean:

I do appreciate the advances in our technology mean that a camera (god bless my Iphone) is never too far from reach & I’m able to capture some of these moments & create lasting memories that we can reminisce over in the years to come…..& I’m sure they’ll work a treat at embarrassing the poor boy one day in the future! (What? You’ve gotta have a couple of tricks up your sleeve!)

& If I may be bold enough to quote that Shakespeare fella:

If music be the fruit of love, play on! ‘ (Even if I do have to tolerate MTV base now & then).

  • What music gets your teeny tots jiving?


P.S Would you believe, I’ve lost a massive chunk of my Iphoto library that contained the best dancing clips! Darn technical glitch. 




  1. MrsCoolBananas
    18/04/2014 / 9:28 PM

    Ah, the classic head bang-a brilliant move! The hand sack sounds like a You’ve been framed moment! Thanks for visiting the blog XX

  2. 16/04/2014 / 10:19 AM

    This is brill! We often have 6 music on and Reuben will have a little bop along to that. He has mainly mastered the head bang – no idea where it came from so it must be instinct! The tune that we are particularly enjoying at the moment, though, is When the Saints Go Marching in, played beautifully by his toy keyboard. We march around the room generally yelling 🙂 I got so into it the other day I whacked my hand on the day bed in his room with such force I literally thought I’d broken it. Now, THAT’S mum dancing! Great post xxx

  3. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 9:39 PM

    But i bet when you’ve had a few tipples you’re a sure contender for strictly, right?! hehe. ‘you put your left foot in, left foot out, in out in out, shake it all about’ ….you know the one i mean! xx

  4. 15/04/2014 / 9:11 PM

    Haha so funny, and rather cute! We have two pretty terrible dancers here too, and LL just dances constantly, it’s very sweet to watch. It wasn’t surprising though considering that its a running joke amongst my family and friends that I cannot dance to save my LIFE! x

  5. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:22 AM

    I know its soooo annoying (& silly me, didn’t have them backed up!) So your 4 Y/O is already demonstrating ‘dad moves’? lol. & your 2 Y/O will be appearing on ‘so you think you can dance’ this year as the youngest contestant?! LOVE IT xx

  6. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:20 AM

    hahaha! I think we’re all guilty of singing along…although cheeky monkey now tells me to stop! Ah, how dare he, i have the voice of an angel! xx

  7. MrsCoolBananas
    15/04/2014 / 8:18 AM

    It’s great isn’t it? They have no inhibitions at such a young age & it’s lovely to see all their moves! x

  8. 14/04/2014 / 8:33 PM

    Boooo to losing the video clips. My 4 year old has quite rubbish rhythm, although he does try poor boy but it’s more about throwing himself around. My 2 year old though is the opposite and has fab rhythm, he will dance to ANYTHING.

  9. 14/04/2014 / 1:09 PM

    Love his little leg up moves in his dressing gown, so sweet! My son is becoming a huge fan of pop music too. I think it’s because he hears it the most when we’re driving about. I may *ahem* sing along a little too 😉

  10. 14/04/2014 / 12:55 PM

    My son loves any pop radio music. But I was surprised to see him dance while we are at the Prom and the carousel is playing something lively. No lyrics just lovely perky sound. I love him for that! Music is so an awesome form of expression! #OrdinaryMoments

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