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Let Them Be Little…

As my regular readers know, my youngest son has special needs. He has Autism, MIMD (intellectual disability) and Speech Apraxia. Our lives are saturated in doctor appointments and therapies…. Speech, Music, OT, PT and Hab.  On top of all these daily events I also try my best to give him opportunities and chances that other kiddos would have… I think there is nothing more important to any kiddo– special needs or not— than letting them be little…. What I mean is let them just be a kid and participate in activities that other kids do… As parents, we should enjoy every moment of them being little because they will grow up fast enough… My son is 17 but developmentally around 6.  Even though he will not grow up in the traditional sense, he will grow up and change from what he is now…. as it should be…. Our children change, grow and become the best they can be. In the meantime, we should cherish every moment– enjoy every memory.

I often see public schools ( we homeschool) offer father/daughter dances or mother/son dances. I was so excited when I saw a flier at our local library for a mother/son dance being sponsored by the town. I showed it to Boo and told him that he and Mama could attend. He loves to get dressed up and was counting the days on the calendar. I told him he could pick a tie to wear and he happily spent an hour picking out a bow tie at the store.

mama/son dance

The afternoon of the dance he was so proud to put on what he called his fancy clothes. He takes a stuffed animal ( we call it his lovie ) everywhere we go and this day he choose after great deliberation the raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. 

mother son dance

He squeezed my hand tightly as we walked into the 1950’s sock hop amongst all the other mamas and sons. His eyes lit up looking at all the decor and he tapped his foot to the sound of old time rock and roll.

We had such a great time! They served us burgers, fries and cupcakes. The kiddos got icecream floats too! Boo loved that they had several sorts of punch and water and he was so proud of himself to be a gentleman and go get Mama a drink.

sock hop

1950's sock hop

They had a cute dance floor set up and it filled my heart with joy to see all the mamas and their little boys enjoying the music together.  I was impressed that they also had an area away from the music— a separate room—a quiet room — where they had fun activities such as making homemade slime. With Boo’s autism loud noises can be difficult for him sometimes so being able to slip away into the quiet room was a blessing for us.

As I tucked my little boy into bed that night I was filled with gratitude that I had been able to share this memory with him. I’d love to hear from my readers– What is your memory of your first dance?

mother/son dance


  1. I don’t remember having parent/child dances when I was in school, sadly enough. Your son looks very joyful and kind. I agree that everyone (even adults) should have the opportunity to have some child-like qualities such as curiosity, enjoyment, and a loving trust of others.

    1. Thank you Patrica 🙂

  2. This warmed my heart! I can’t wait to have a first dance with my son. He’s only 1 year old but once the music starts he immediately gets those tiny feet going. Loved the article! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie!! 🙂

  3. Alas I have no memory of a first dance, as in Europe we don’t really have such events, but I enjoyed so much reading about you and Boo’s dance. I think it’s a memory that will last a lifetime for both of you ♥
    ps: the decor was SO cool!

    1. aww thanks so much Francesca ! 🙂


    Looks like you guys had a blast! Love that he loved getting in his fancy clothes! What a sweet boy!

    1. Thanks so much Jeanette! 🙂

  5. Your a great mom! Reading this was really uplifting and your should be a proud momma! Your son seems to be very happy young boy. You should check with you local schools for events. We do a lot of movie nights and fun activities with the school and would welcome you. Ask you district I’m sure they have lots of resources to connect with your schools in the area.

    1. Thanks so much for the ideas Andrea! I will look into that 🙂

  6. I totally agree with you on letting kids be kids – too much pressure for them to grow up too quickly these days. The afternoon dance you went too sounds fab – love the picture of the cupcake and the sounds of the ice cream floats – shame they were for children only! Glad your son had a nice time.

    1. Hi Rachel we really had a great time! Cupcakes were for all but… this mama is a diabetic… so I gave mine to Boo 🙂

  7. What a beautiful memory! He looks so happy and handsome. Kudos to your town for offering such a wonderful event.

    1. Aww thanks so much Becca! He was so proud to get dressed up…

  8. This sounds so fun. I would love to take my boys to an event like this.

    1. Hi Tara! I would check with your local parks and rec… they were the ones that set this up in our town….

  9. heather

    How fun! He is adorable and I will always remember my first dance! What great memories!

    1. Aww thanks so much Heather! 🙂

  10. Patricia

    That is so awesome that the library offered a dance! And the theme was awesome too! My daughters’ first dance was held in the garage (they are 9 year old twins). We homeschool the youngest two so dances don’t come easily, but once a year me and a few other homeschool mom get together and decorate one of our garages and we have a dance for the kids to socialize and just have fun. It’s the only dance they have ever been to, but it’s one of their favorite times of the year.

    1. Hi Patricia! It’s so great to meet another homeschool mama!!! 🙂

  11. This is such a cute idea and I am so happy that an organization thought it up! Looks like it was a fantastic time – thank you for sharing!

    1. Your welcome Gina! 🙂

  12. Awe, that sounds like so much fun! I have a daughter, but my husband doesn’t dance, haha, so we’ll see if they ever do any father/daughter dances. I kind of wish they had mother/daughter ones as I would love to do this with my daughter when she’s older! It looks like so much fun!

    1. Aww thanks so much Diana!! We had so much fun!

  13. I love reading your inspirational story. Boo really had a good time dancing with Mama. As he grows and grows we can always call him our sweet little boy (y)

    1. Thanks Edwin… This was definitely a nice memory to make with my son…

  14. You guys seem to have a great time together. The place is also great, they understand the need for children with autism.

    1. Thank you Maria! 🙂

  15. This is the sweetest post ever! He looks so happy and it is heartwarming that he got to dress up and spend a fun night with you.

    1. Aww thanks so much Jen!!! 🙂

  16. Amber S.

    I’m so happy that you got to share this moment with your son! Neither of you will forget it! I have so much respect for mom’s like you. I work in child welfare, and so many mothers abandon their children who have special needs, or just hand them off to the state. Children are always a gift, no matter how they come packaged. May your family continue to be blessed!

    Amber S. |

    1. Hello Amber! Thank you for your selfless and amazing work you do for so many families and children… All kiddos are a gift from God and I can’t imagine my life without my two boys. They are truly my greatest blessing. Life is not always easy, but then if it was well,,,, how boring would that be…? I feel that we are given only what challenges He thinks we can handle and I know He will always provide my strength and direction….

  17. So happy to see your child in his sweetest smile. Its true kids grow so fast like my 2 months baby and coming 3 months next 2 weeks, she is changing everyday and I always feel blessed everyday that I can get to see how she grows into a sweetest child. God bless your family!

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words…. 🙂

  18. This was such an emotional post. We were homeschooled growing up and missed out on most dances. I remember wishing we had such. The fun they bring. But the fact that your son got to spend such a wonderful evening with you, means so much more! I am so glad you had this opportunity!

    1. Aww thanks so very much Emily!! 🙂

  19. You have an amazing attitude. you rock mama. What you say is very true. Let us allow them to be little.

    1. Thank you so very much for your kindness!! 🙂

  20. You’re such a strong woman. I love that. Your son seems to be enjoying himself. He looks happy. You are doing a great job.

    1. Thank you so very much.

  21. Aw, it’s so lovely that you attended the mom-son dance <3
    And I agree with you! Nothing is more important than letting kids be kids while they can. All the serious stuff and responsiblities will be there to worry about later, at least their kid-years should be spent having fun.

    1. Thanks so much Flora!:)

  22. Your post is inspiring. Thank you very much. I am totally agree with you that let them be little.

    1. Thanks so much …

  23. Ericka

    Awww I can’t wait to have a mother and son dance with my little one. It looks like you guys and a great time.

    1. Thank you Erika! 🙂

  24. This is such a touching story! I’m happy you both enjoyed such a beautiful moment! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    1. Thanks so much Diana! 🙂

  25. Hello fried. i Am first time reading your article. First up all i salute you writing this article. i say this because, one of my uncle…..they also have a mentally challenged kid. I saw how much they disappointed because of that. I will definitely show them this article.God bless you.

    1. Martin…I am so happy you found my blog…. having a child with special needs is never a disappointment. Life may have gone down a different path than we expected, yet it is a life to be cherished and loved…. I can not imagine not having my son in my life and the beauty he has shown me about life is something I treasure…. I truly feel blessed that the Lord chose me to be his Mama and I live every day grateful for each moment with him.

  26. So happy to your son all dressed up. Good to know that your town has organized a mom-son dance for locals. That’s very thoughtful. All the more thoughtful to have a quiet room as well!

    1. Thanks so much!

  27. Your son looks so cute..he is a very special child of god..make him feel special every minute.

    1. Ankit thank you so much for your kindness….

  28. I never had a daughter/dad or any parent/child dance at school but that is really nice! Looks like you guys had a great time!

    1. We never had these when I was growing up…. it seems to be a new thing I’ve seen popping up around here the last decade or so.

  29. I really don’t have a fond memoir of going to a dance because I was always riddled with anxiety every time going to one. But my favorite time I danced was during a yearly festive we had at my school and I surprised everyone with me bogging.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing Luci 🙂

  30. Bea

    This is wonderful that you get to do the Mother & Son dance! You can tell that he is a happy kiddo (Big fan of Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy over here – kinda jealous I don’t have this stuffed animal ^^)! It is important to cherish every moments with our loved ones 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Bea! He is such a happy little fellow…. ( FYI if your looking for Rocket, we bought ours at the Marvel Store in Disney Springs this past spring on a trip to Orlando) 🙂

  31. Joanna

    This was such a heartwarming post! Of course every parent should let the children be little, even if they have disabilities and they have to go through treatment every day. You can see on your son’s face how much he enjoyed the day, from his sincere smile.

    1. Aww thank you so much Joanna for your kind words…. 🙂

  32. We don’t have this tradition, but it sounds so sweet and memorable! It should also be adopted here in Lithuania. My son is only 2 years old, but this is something I would like to do in the future.

    1. Hi Ana… I hope you can do this one day 🙂

  33. This is so sweet – what a day to remember. I bet it was a treat for him…and for you. The love that emanates from you both is magical <3

    1. Thanks so much Evelyn 🙂

  34. What a special time to share with you son. I don’t rally remember my first dance, but the first dance I remember was with my now hubby on our first date in high school. He pulled over on the side of the road and we danced to a song on the radio. It became our wedding song <3

    1. Oh my goodness Alaina.. .that is such a sweet story!!! 🙂

  35. I love your post because I don’t think kids get to be little these days. I’m a picky parent and don’t like my son to play outside unless I’m there with him. The world is so different than it was 30 years ago (I’m showing my age just a bit).

    1. The world is absolutely a different place than it was 30 years ago…. I was a kid in the 80’s and we ran around and played with the neighborhood kids…. it was such a difference world then…

  36. I too have a son with Autism. Every day is a challenge.

    1. Everyday is a challenge, yet a blessing… I have learned so much about life from my child…

  37. Courtney Blacher

    I’m sure that you both enjoyed your time together! He seems happy and great! That place is pretty amazing! They look like prioritize autism children, some people also need to understand it.

    1. Hi Courtney we had a great time!

  38. This is such a wonderful experience you had together! Unfortunately, there is no such thing as mom/son dance where I live, but that is such a beautiful idea, I would love to do the same with my boy 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Nati…. 🙂

  39. That’s so lovely, never had a memory of dance with anyone. Am more concerned about the happy boy, am happy for the attention you are giving to him. my little boy is autistic but he hasn’t started talking yet and he doesn’t socialize, although we are doing everything possible to see that he live a normal life and his therapist is also doing his best for him, I just wish to see him grow up and live a normal happy life with depending on anyone.

    1. Oyibo your little boy is so blessed to have you looking out for him and providing everything you can to help him…

  40. You all looks so happy. It must be a great time. Those picture make me tempted to go to one event like this

  41. Nicole Flint

    What a fun and touching idea! You guys are going to cherish that memory!

    1. Thank you Nicole!

  42. Blu

    My first one was fun! Taking pictures with my grandpa and making sure my hair wouldn’t fall. I wanted to go to the after part but my mom said no.

    1. Thanks for sharing Blu! 🙂

  43. hal

    this looked like such a great time! anytime you can spend quality time one on one with someone you love is special as far as I’m concerned

    1. Thanks Hal! 🙂

  44. How sweet and how exciting to be able to share that experience with him. I dont have boys so I wont get that opportunity, but I cant wait for my daughters to share that with their dad. I remember my forst dance in 8th grade, but the forat time I danced with my dad was at my wedding and I cried the whole time. (Happy tears) Thank you for sharing and bringing up great memories.

    1. Thank you Misty 🙂

  45. I love this post! I love seeing all kids, regardless of abilities, get to share in the same types of life opportunities that I was able to have as I was. I still remember my first sock hop with my dad at girl scouts as a kid. When I became a teacher 20 years later, he drove 3 hours to Chicago to go to my school’s father daughter dance. It was wonderful to get to recreate that memory 20 years later!

    1. Oh my goodness what a sweet and precious memory Morgan! 🙂

  46. We never had dances like that when I was in school; my kids schools don’t have anything like that and my husband and I both work in schools and we don’t have anything like that. I am happy you and your son were able to experience this awesome dance.

    1. Thanks Athena 🙂

  47. Catalina

    You are right! These moments are so precious, all the time we spend with our kids is so precious! So let’s let them be little! I love your saying!

    1. Thank you Catalina! 🙂

  48. Liz

    Your son sounds like such a sweetie! It sounds like he had such a fun time, I agree that kids should get the opportunity to be kids. It’s easy to get caught up in all the responsibilities in life and forget about the fun!

    1. Thank you so much Liz! 🙂

  49. This post was so uplifting to read. Boo is so fortunate to have such a loving and caring mom like you. It is clear how close you both are and the dance will be a wonderful memory to cherish into the future.

    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words Nicole!! 🙂

  50. Wow I love this! You both looked great and it looked like an awesome memory for everyone. Such perfect outfits and decorations. I always love daddy/daughter or mother/son bonding dates. The best!

    1. Thanks so much Allie! 🙂

  51. Your son has the sweetest smile. I also love the title of your post- Let them be little. So true!

    1. Thank you so much Aditi! 🙂

  52. What a sweet story! So happy you got to have this experience. My son is only 3 1/2 yrs old, so our dances are silly jigs in the living room. 😉

    1. Hi Rigel! Those silly jigs are the best dances ever 🙂

  53. And all of us with challenges of any kind say “thank you” – cos you get it when it comes to appreciating the good times!

    1. Your so welcome Andrea…. 🙂

  54. Aww, what an awesome experience for you both! I went to a mother/son dance last year. He was three at the time and had an absolute blast. It was fun to have some time just the two of us.

    1. Hi Stephanie! I’m so glad that you got to do this with your son too 🙂

  55. Your little guy is so big now! I’m happy for you! Such a nice moment.

    1. Thank you Emman 🙂

  56. How fun does this dance look? How beautiful to have a memory like that to cherish forever! And so beautiful that they had a quiet room set up!

    1. Thanks Cassie!! 🙂

  57. God bless you. Keep doing your best and being a good mom!

    1. Thanks so much Oyinkan!

  58. Wow such a lovely memory of a mama and boy dance
    Im really glad for you both😊
    I must say that lovely events are organized in your area !

    1. Thank you Helene! 🙂

  59. I have read your other posts, always touched me. Though not a parent but experiencing parenthood though your emotions. Great read for me.

    1. Aww thank you so much Indu and I’m so happy you enjoy reading my blog! 🙂

  60. What a sweet, fun time for you and your son! He is so handsome and you both look awesome dressed in your sock hop best!!

    1. Aww thanks so much Rachel 🙂

  61. This is heart touching article, your picture with your son looks really awesome . Loved reading this . Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks so much Sonali!

  62. It’s a great feeling to be able to dance with your son. Some sons do get to dance with their mothers only on the day of their wedding. It’s because most boys are just too shy to get up to their feet and dance to the rhythm.

    1. Hi Roch it was such a wonderful memory.

  63. Elizabeth O

    It seems that you had an amazing time together. Such a great and touching idea. and that place looks so great and a must visit. It’s so nice to cherish every moment of your time.

    1. Thank you Elizabeth!

  64. Oh this is so fun! I remember my son too dances with me at his school and we had so much fun.

    1. Hi Jake! Thanks for sharing your memory 🙂

  65. This made me tear up a bit. What a special night!

    I also have a son with autism, and I could totally relate to your sentence about how your lives are saturated with appointments. My son receives OT, ST, PT, and music therapy. He’s in public school, so I also attend IEP meetings.

    1. Aww thanks so much Missy… and it’s lovely to meet another mama who understands our busy and hectic schedule…. 🙂

  66. What a beautiful heartwarming memory you both created. I love the idea of a mother/son dance. The smile on your sons face, it’s truly beautiful.

    1. Aww thank you so very much Mary!

  67. I love this idea so much. It is important to make memories and let them be little. They grow so fast.

    1. Thanks Elizabeth! 🙂

  68. Such a sweet and heart warming post this is. I loved reading it. Mother-Son dance sounds like a fun event and Boo looks visibly so happy. Glad to know you enjoyed it thoroughly!

    1. Thanks so much Sarmistha 🙂

  69. This looks like such a fun time for everyone! I will have to keep my eyes peeled for local offerings of similar events for my sons and I to check out!

    1. Thanks Kate! 🙂

  70. Ah such a lovely post, made me smile. It’s so lovely that you’re able to enjoy the things together that other mothers and sons may take for granted. I think Boo was fantastic considering that I was way too embarrassed to dance at my first school dance, haha!

    1. Hi! Thanks so much…. 🙂

  71. These memories are so precious. Hold them tight.

    1. Hi Elise! They definitely are…

  72. Ana

    Very touching! You’re a great mama!

    1. Aww thanks so much Ana!!

  73. My adult son also has ASD, but when he was diagnosed, schools didn’t know much about it so I also homeschooled. It looks like your son had a great time – and what a handsome young guy he is!

    1. Thanks so much Alicia!! 🙂

  74. That sounds like a great and memorable dance for your son!! I can’t wait to have a dance with my son. He’s just a baby but that’s definitely something to look forward to!

  75. What a wonderful experience you got to share with you little man. My home town has a father daughter dance every year during our town celebration, but I am not sure if it a mother/son dance also. So glad your library provided this for you.

    1. Thank you! 🙂

  76. lau

    lovely read and heart warming story. I do agree with you regarding kids being kids, they are under s much pressure these days!!

    1. Thanks Lau. 🙂

  77. This is such a beautiful post. It is so true that we need to let them be little because one day they will be grown. I have never been to a traditional dance like that but it sounds spectacular.

    1. Thank you so much Nancy…. 🙂

  78. Belinda

    He looks so happy and proud! Such a great memory to look back on!

    1. Thanks Belinda… he was so proud of that tie 🙂

  79. We never had parent child dances where I’m from, but they seem like a great event. I loved your article . Keep smiling and being awesome!

    1. Thanks Gloria 🙂

  80. Beautiful boy! I’m so glad yall had a good time. My first dance with my dad was in my high school graduating ball. Loved it. Definitely moments to cherish.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing your memory with us La Shell 🙂

  81. I’m glad that you were able to go out with your son for this Mother/Son dance. We don’t do those here and I wish they would. They look super fun.

    1. Thanks Crystal 🙂

  82. Kiera

    This made my heart smile! I’m so glad you and your son had such a great time at the dance and that you now have this great moment to remember. My son is only 2 and we put music on and have our own little dance parties and it’s the cutest thing. I hope to go to a mother/son dance one day!

    1. Thanks Kiera!! I’m sure one day you will get to do this with your sweet little boy. 🙂

  83. He looks so cute, and it sounds like you guys had so much fun! I never did anything like this

    1. Thanks so much Jasmine! 🙂

  84. You’ve created such a beautiful memory for your son. He looks so happy after the dance and I can’t wait to have a similar dance session with my daughter. Loved reading this.

    1. Thanks so much Priyanka!! 🙂

  85. What a great experience that dance was for both of you. It surely shows that you are a very caring mama!

    1. Thank you Sylvie! 🙂

  86. Mother/son, father/daughter dances. We’ve done them all and had a blast every time. Great memories!

    1. Thanks for sharing Jill 🙂

  87. Bookinggoodred

    What a lovely post! Glad you had a lovely time, looks like your son enjoyed himself x

    1. Thanks we had a fun time 🙂

  88. Oh I loved this so much, I’m glad that you had such a lovely time with your son it looks like you had a fabulous evening! X

    1. Thanks Claire 🙂

  89. So happy to see that you guys had a little son and mother bond together. Your son looks really happy, I bet you dance really well! oh and that icecream float is super good 🙂

    1. Thanks Lexi! 🙂

  90. I love that he choose Raccoon from Guardians of the Galaxy. Events like this is so important and it’s wonderful that whoever set it up, thought about quiet rooms, those are always something I look for.

    1. Thanks Angela! We are big Guardian of the Galaxy fans around here LOL 🙂

  91. This looks like so much fun! I wish that when I was in school they did more activities like this. Glad to know some schools are doing it now though.

    1. Thanks Christina. 🙂

  92. This blog post warmed my heart and how!!! It is heartwarming to see you share what will be one of the few favorite memories your son will keep. I don’t have a child yet but reading your post makes me think of the first dance for when I do. Your son looks so happy and your writing shows you are a supermom.

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words Sheena! 🙂

  93. Check out your local Chik-fil-A. They regularly offer daddy/daughter nights (and mom/son). Might be a good alternative!

    1. We love eating at Chik-fil-A! Thanks for the great tip Scott!

  94. How fun! This totally warmed my heart – you can tell just how special you both are to one another. He is so lucky to have you as his mom!

    1. aww thanks so much Tiffany! 🙂

  95. This is a great post not because you and your son were dancing but I think it shows just how close to him you are. That was the main message I got.

    1. Thank you Faisal…

  96. You are such an inspiration. I was in overwhelmed reading your post. The mommy heart you see!! keep rocking Mama

    1. Thank you so much for your kindness Kapila…. 🙂

  97. Jacqui Odell

    Honestly, I don’t remember my first dance. It probably was me standing in a corner with my friends. I don’t care to dance! LOL

    1. LOL thanks for sharing Javqui! 🙂

  98. What a special memory you’ve made and recorded! I love reading posts like these; so heartwarming and lovely 🙂

    1. Thanks Cristina! 🙂

  99. This warmed my heart! Your son sounds like such a sweetheart and you sound like a wonderful, loving Mom. Oddly enough I can’t remember my first dance but if I had to guess I’d say it was in middle school and filled with drama of some kind. I probably should have gone to one with my Dad to have a better time!

    1. Aww thanks so much Caitlin! 🙂

  100. Joline

    Awww what a precious moment you guys shared. My first dance…I’d really rather forget lol. I was super awkward. I remember it was a fun time though.

    1. Thanks Jolene! 🙂

  101. This is so lovely and looks like you had a great time. We don’t have dances that much over here (in England) but i really wish they did.

    1. Thank you so much Rosaleen… 🙂

  102. Sometimes as parents, we get too caught up in things. We need to remember they’re just kids and let them be kids. Love this!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy!!! 🙂

  103. I imagine this is quite the heart warming memory. I know it can be so rough being a parent of a child with special needs. It looks like you are doing an amazing job. And it looks like he had a great time at the dance.

    1. Thanks so much David! 🙂

  104. Awww, you’re an awesome mama and advocate for your sweet son 🙂 Love how you guys went to this event together and brought back smiles and memories.

    1. Thanks so very much Amy!! 🙂

  105. That is too adorable! Looks like a memorably evening!

    1. Thank you Emily!

  106. Sarah

    This is the sweetest thing ever! He looks so happy. I can’t wait for my girls to be old enough to go to daddy daughter dances 🙂 so fun!

    1. Thanks Sarah! 🙂

  107. I never had a father/daughter dance but looks like you both had a great time!!

    xo, Laura

    1. Thanks Laura!! 🙂

  108. Loved reading your gratitude post. It seems like you both had a great time. Speakng of dancing my toddler is just 2.5 years and we really get on our legs wheb we hear the music. Though its just a silly home dance.

    1. Aww thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed my post 🙂 I love being silly and dancing around at home with my kiddos! 🙂

  109. Oh this is the sweetest thing I’ve ever read!!!!

    1. Aww thanks so much Claire!!! 🙂

  110. This is so sweet! I can’t wait to get to dance with my son!

    1. Thank you Viktoria 🙂

  111. TColeman

    Kids seem to not have as much time to be kids anymore. This sounds like it was some great fun!

    1. Thank you!! 🙂

  112. Deb Savage

    I am really loving this! Kiddos need the time to just be themselves.

    1. Thanks so much Deb!! 🙂

  113. They did a really good job making sure the event was inclusive and fun for everyone. Looks like you had a wonderful time. We do a lot of local library events too and I’m always impressed with the lengths they go through to make it special.

    1. Hi Pernille…. I am so impressed with how many family events our libraries and local cities put on!

  114. Nadene

    Glad to hear both you and your son enjoyed it. A wonderful memory

    1. Thanks Nadene 🙂

  115. Thank you so much for sharing! This definitely resonated with me and I hope it does for others as well. Your son looks so happy and you Mom ethic is amazing. I hope to one day go to a mother and son dance with my son too.

    1. Thank you Brandi! 🙂

  116. Tracy Moronatty

    This is such an amazing experience you have given your son. It’s about celebrating and enjoying what he have. Awsome work Mama.

    1. Thanks so much for your sweet words Tracy… 🙂

  117. Tayler

    How fun! What a great way to just celebrate being mother and son!

    1. Thanks Tayler! 🙂

  118. Meagan

    This looks like such a great experience for you both! I know being a homeschool mama, my daughter misses out of some of the fun things so it is awesome that he got to experience this with you.

    1. Thanks so much Meagan!! 🙂

  119. Krysti

    What an amazing memory you have given him! I can remember a fun disco type dance I went to back when I was about 11 or 12.

    1. Hi Krysti! Thanks for sharing your memory 🙂

  120. Oh my gosh… this is the most precious thing ever! I love his fancy clothes and lovey I would love to go to a dance with my little man someday. 🙂

    1. Aww thanks so much Inez! 🙂

  121. They grow up so fast. These is such a sweet moment for the both of you.

    1. Thanks so much Franc…

  122. Thanks for sharing this little story about you and your son. I am glad you’ve shared them and encourage more parents to love their moments with their son, healthy or not. Be happy, always~ 🙂

    1. Thank you Tiffany 🙂

  123. What a special moment to share with your son. I love that you had the opportunity to do something that represents being in the moment and just enjoying life. My daughter is too young still for dances but I am sure these will be cherished memories.

    1. Thank you Angela 🙂

  124. Bar

    That looks so fun! I’m glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!

    1. Thanks! We had a great time!

  125. What a special event you got to experience together! You are a great mother to your son!

    1. Thank you Kristin! 🙂

  126. Josie

    This is sooo sweet! My first dance memory was with my bestie and we sat on the bleachers making jokes to each other and dancing solo the whole night lol

    1. Thanks for sharing your memory Josie! 🙂

  127. Sometimes we really need this kinda moment with our son or daughter. This is full of enjoying i can imagine. My daughter is one year old, But i will do this i think in future. Beautiful post.

    1. Thank you so much Shraddha 🙂

  128. This beautiful post melted my heart. Your son looks so happy! May God bless you with many more beautiful moments like this 🙂

    1. Aww thanks so much!! 🙂

  129. RonLeyba

    Looks like you guys really enjoyed it. He truly had a blast. Amazing indeed!

  130. Ada

    Aww this is such a sweet memory for you! I love the idea of a mother/son dance and the theme is so fun too!

    1. Thanks Ada! 🙂

  131. What a cute idea!! So glad you had fun. When my sons are in school, I hope they have mother-son events like this!

    1. Thanks so much Natalie! 🙂

  132. As a mother of two sons, I can’t wait until the day that they are excited to share a mother-son dance with me. Any son would be lucky to have a mother who takes such care of him to ensure that he experiences everything. His smile in the pictures shows just how much he loves and appreciates you. (I just read your previous posts about your Disney holiday as well – Way to go Mama).

    1. Aww thanks so much Karrie! I love being able to help my son have experiences that other kiddos get to have…

  133. I think you are wonderful and so right, LET them be little, let them enjoy the things they are supposed to. Your son looks like one happy chap in all the pictures I see and I am glad he gets to enjoy what everybody else does, thats important. You seem like a wonderful mother 🙂

    1. Aww… thanks so much! That means a lot to me 🙂

  134. Mom and son dance, so cute. Your each piece of writing I enjoy and adore all smiling pics of yours and your son’s. You are doing all that a devoted mother would do for child.

    1. Thank you so much Indu!

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