You love being with your baby, you really do. But even the most creative parent runs out of ways to keep her entertained for hours on end (to say nothing of your own enjoyment). Next time you hit a rut, remember these two words: dance party.
But don't thank me for the genius idea -- the credit should go to Chris Fabregas and Matt McCarty, two California dads who are both home with their babies on Fridays. (Fabregas, an actor and model, is on six-week paternity leave, and McCarty finagled Fridays off from his job as a personal trainer.)
The long-time buddies naturally enjoy each other's company and started meeting up every Friday with their kiddos for "daddy day care" -- i.e. breakfast followed by beach time (or what the rest of us call a vacation). As fun as it was, the men wanted to spice up their weekly routine, according to ABC News. So they turned on "Sugar" by Maroon 5, scooped up 5-month-old Hudson, and 9-month-old Victoria, and hit record.
The result? The jolliest, sweetest dance party video I've seen all week -- no wonder it's already gone viral. It has everything: twirling, pop-ups, toothless smiles, and some pretty decent choreography. It reminds me of something my husband and every other dad I know would do. But don't take my word for it -- check out the cuteness below:
Bonnie Gibbs Vengrow is a New York City-based writer and editor who traded in her Blackberry and Metro card for playdates and PB&J sandwiches—and the once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch her feisty, funny son grow up.Follow her on Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+
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Screen shot of Chris and Hudson Fabregas and Matt and Victoria McCarty courtesy of Chris Fabregas via YouTube