Friday, November 18, 2011

Happy Dance Friday #73 - All in The Family

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Here in the USA, we're only days away from Thanksgiving, when families gather from far and wide to partake of culinary bounty and spend time in (or avoiding) each other's company. When I was growing up, such gatherings with more than one person under the age of twelve invoked the time honored tradition of putting on a show for the grownups. In some cases, to the extent of certain adults informing certain combinations of children that there will be no shows this time. Harumph. No, I am not over that, thank you for asking. Perhaps with the proper encouragement, my cousins and I could have followed in the footsteps of some of these famous families.

There's the brother/sister act of Derek and Julianne Hough:

More sibling action with Benji and Lacey Schwimmer:

Or Benji with cousin Heidi Groskreutz:

Who's their daddy? (or uncle?) This guy:

It's like father, like son when it comes to talent in the Ballas family with Corky and Mark:

Since I can name family members of mine who would do me bodily harm if I left out the Chmerkovskiy brothers, here they are:

I know I'm thankful for all of the families above. How about you?


Anonymous said...

Anna, Did you post Derek for me? If so, thank you ... and I like Max too! I look forward to the family gatherings and would never dream of squelshing creative talent. Encouragement is like watering a plant ... you need to do this in order to have it grow and bloom. Children are like plants in this regard. We need to plant them in positive, shower them with encouragement, furtilize them with love, support, and direction so hopefully one day, the seed of greatness within them will bloom. Thanks for the post (especially Derek). Enjoy your holiday, my friend. Gerri Brousseau

Anna Carrasco Bowling said...

Gerri, guilty as charged. Derek is always for you. Well, and a little for me. And all womankind. But mostly for you.

I completely agree that encouraging creativity is like watering a plant, and should be done at every opportunity.

You have a lovely holiday, too!