365 Project – Day 324 – Why I Love Dancing with the Stars

Steven and I were a little late to the Dancing with the Stars game. We started watching last year after seeing that the Season 12 cast included Ralph Macchio, Chris Jericho, Hines Ward and Kirstie Alley. I wouldn’t say we are crazy diehard fans, and we have yet to get so involved in the show that we actually cast votes each week for our favorites, but we do enjoy watching, and DWTS is set to record every week so we don’t miss it if we happen to be busy while it’s on.

As much as we enjoy the show, we have certainly endured our fair share of frustration at how some stars seem to manage to get a free pass week after week while others are kicked off prematurely. Think I’m crazy? Watch a few performances and then explain to me how Chaz Bono managed to last longer in the competition┬áthan Chynna Phillips, or how Rob Kardashian somehow earned a higher score tonight than both Rikki Lake and J.R. Martinez. I hate to think that the DWTS judges and producers could be “bought” with Kardashian money, but really, it wouldn’t be the most unethical thing that family has ever done. I’ll see how things play out in the final show tomorrow night before I give my final thoughts on the conspiracy.

Put all the feel-good moments and fantastic performances and conspiracy theories aside, my absolute favorite thing about the show is how my daughter gets absolutely giddy with excitement when it’s time to watch the “dancing show”. Through this season alone, Cadence has learned several new dance moves that she is happy to show off just about any time a song with a really good beat comes on. Whether you happen to be a fan of the show or not, I think you’ll appreciate this…

Yeah, there’s just something about a toddler’s dance moves that can brighten any day.

Tonight’s 365 Project entry is dedicated to dancing. It’s just one of those things that can make you feel good and forget your worries for awhile. I think maybe, we should all do a little more of it.

365 Project – Day 228 – What We Learned Today

Just a couple more important life lessons from everyone’s favorite Cadence LaRue…

1. When life gets tough and you feel like you’re mired in a rut so deep that you are afraid you’ll never get out of it, try doing something to change your perspective. Sometimes┬áseeing things from a different angle is all you need to figure it out.

2. If you’re having one of those days when absolutely everything is going wrong, the only surefire way to turn things around is to put your pants on your head and dance. Seriously, who can be blue when they’re dancing?

Tonight’s 365 Project entry is dedicated to my girl and all her wisdom. You’d be amazed what you can learn from a toddler.