Sunday, March 13, 2011

A 5 year old's Mosh Pit

My boys (5 and 2 years old) went to a birthday party yesterday. There were fun activities planned and the children all played nicely together. After presents were opened, cake was eaten, and tummies were full...the kids resided to the room. I don't think any of the parents gave it a second thought until we heard Katy Perry's "Fireworks" blaring through the slightly opened door. What we found was a 5 year old's mosh pit.

Each parent took a turn peering through the small slit in the door to see what their child was doing. I was eager for my turn and for a fleeting moment felt like a 2 year old who was ready to push her way to the front. When my turn arrived, I was nervous about what I would find. Would my child be the one out of control? This is what I saw...

The room was softly lit by the light filtering through the princess curtains. The mattress was laying on the floor and my youngest was jumping up and down pumping his arms in the air. He had a huge smile on his face and was trying to sing the lyrics when they seemed familiar. His cheeks were beet red and I could see small sweat beads forming on his forehead. My oldest was sitting on the floor, break dancing. Yes, break dancing! He was spinning on his booty and trying to wiggle on his belly. I stifled a laugh as I took in the whole scene. A little boy was curled up in the corner with a spot light, swirling it around from one person to the next. The girls were all dressed up in their princess garb, make-up applied, and singing at the top of their lungs. It was a sight to see.

I would have never imagined that 5 year olds could appreciate music as much as I do. A birthday party and a 5 year old's mosh pit...oh my!


  1. Did they say,"That was the best party ever!"? Isn't it fun to watch kids, so innocent, have such fun? Great description of your feelings and the boys. A wonderful moment to capture!

  2. What a wonderful gift you were given, that little glimpse of happiness. Children do take in more from the media & our lives than we can imagine, don't they?

  3. Hilarious! You painted that picture well. I felt like I got a secret glimpse into that 5-year-old party world with you.

  4. Ah, to dance with crazy's good to be 5.


  5. Love the imagery you've used in this--from the beads of sweat to the princess garb. What a hoot! Who was the brave parent who broke up the mosh pit?