Post-dinner dance party


A tradition nearly as steadfast as the bath and the books n’ milk that follows it.

Emma Goldman is commonly thought to have said, “If I can’t dance, I don’t want to be in your revolution.”  But she didn’t.  It seems a feminist legend from a coupla generations later, Alix Kates Shulman, is actually to blame for the distillation of Goldman’s essential beliefs to this very catchy phrase (her account here, in “Dances With Feminists.”)

Regardless of whoever said what, there’s no question that our kids, like happy kids everywhere, love to dance.  And we love to dance with ’em.  Whatever change we make, revolutionary or incremental, it’s definitely going to happen to the sound of some kind of music.

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