Saturday, September 27, 2008

dance party

We had a disco at our place last night.

I wore a purple dress with gold lame pants and gold platform shoes. The kids wore their version of disco clothes. We turned up the music in the kitchen, loud.

Laura left Fatty a note on the bed, on top of a silver 'Peter Allen' sequinned shirt. The note read:

"Put this on NOW and join us for the dance party!"

There was grooving and moving to 'Hot Stuff' and 'Give it Up', until we heard Fatty come in the front door, when we danced wildly to 'We Are Family'.

Despite having been at work for 11 hours, dear Fatty dutifully put on his bling, and even wiggled his butt for the camera. I knew there was a good reason I married this man.

We stayed in full disco attire for dinner. I felt slightly conspicuous wandering out on the back deck to pick parsley but I decided it was my civic duty to entertain the neighbours.
Brushing his teeth before bed, Ben sighed contentedly, "I've had so much fun tonight." I smiled, and had to agree.


Remiman said...

cool baby, cool!
What a great time you guys had.

Elaine said...

That just sounds like so must fun! Love the outfits. What a splendid idea - the fun that a whole family can have together.

mackey said...

That looks like so much fun!!!
Makes me want to put on a pair of platforms right now!!!
Would u mind me mentioning that Fatty has a pretty fine booteh!!!!
Oh & I love Bens cape. No disco outfit is complete w/out the cape!

Heather said...

You guys are so cute.

And Fatty does have a nice booty! :-)

meggie said...

Just what a family needs Disco Time!
I loved the image of you out picking parsely.

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

The kids will ALWAYS remember these times spent having fun with you & Fatty. This is parenting at its best.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh I do love the mental image of you wandering out to pick parsley in your 70s get up. Hmmm, Fatty looks rather nice from behind...

Spunky looking littlies, too. Ben looks quite at home with a microphone...future career methinks? Y'know, piercings, tats...

John Cowart said...

This is the sort of things your kids will remember for decades!

My own still talk about the time I let them paint my toenails--that was 30 years ago.

You try to give them culture and raise them civilized but such are the things that take.

fifi said...

you are such a fun mother!

Heidi said...

This sounds (and looks) like so much fun! Nothing fancy to it... yet such a delightful evening! What an example of simple family fun!

(Where's the photo of you partying away!?!?!?)

shellyC said...

Fabulous! That jacket is sensational!! I can imagine you all had such a fantastic time - and the neighbours might even join you next week!! i would.

freefalling said...

LOVE that first photo!
Shake that bum!

And I suspect Fatty may be channeling Elvis in his photo.

In transit said...

looks like soooo much fun!
And especially the super-cool outfits.
Great photos. Could almost hear the groovy music :)

Stomper Girl said...

*oh* can hardly type I'm so jealous of your purple sparkly dress.

Isabelle said...

By the way, my son looks a bit more than 15 in his doctor's outfit. At least 20. In the picture you saw, he was in his play clothes and hadn't bothered to shave. He scrubs up older - though still, I'm sure, not old enough to look convincing.

Maybe I should get him a sparkly jacket....

Alice said...

Ben's comment wipes away the last of the embarrassment - although I bet there wasn't any really. I'm sure you were in your element - you've just been waiting for the invitation!

Heidi said...

You might not see this... but I wanted to say, "Hi, Jelly! How's it going?"

Hope you are having a good week!

Anonymous said...

DIsco disco duck! Remember that song??
Looks like fun!
Sometimes I would pretend to do the tango with the kids when they were young.

Alipurr said...

that is soo hilarious. Your husband is such a good sport. Sounds like great fun! My kids would have loved it, too!

now to get a disco ball!

Kerri said...

Just what the doctor ordered! There's nothing like a little zany family fun :)
How could Fatty possibly resist dancing with the lovely lady in the purple sequinned dress, and those wild and whacky little ditty boppers?
Memories are made of this :)
Thanks for sharing the fun and the photos, Jelly.

Mimi said...

Disco rules! Hysterical.