80s workout star

30 Jun

“Hannah, what are you doing?” I heard Daniel ask Hannah inside their room.

“You know what I’m doing Daniel.”

“What are you doing?”


I stood there, just outside their door, laughing quietly to myself.  I’d just put them to bed, and I knew exactly what Hannah was doing.  Just picture an almost 4 year old doing the running man in PJ’s.

The discovery of a head band led to the chain of events. Not the plastic kind, but the stretchy fabric kind.  For some reason, putting the headband on right at the top of her hairline instantly transformed her into an ’80s workout star.  How she made the connection between this:

Hannah's headband is just like the one on the right

Hannah’s headband is just like the one on the right (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

And this:

Transformation: complete

Transformation: complete (image courtesy of Hairstyletwist.com)

I’m not sure.  I don’t wear headbands to work out.  I don’t watch ’80s workout DVDs (or videos HAHAHAHA!).

But as soon as she put that headband on, she started running in place and intentionally breathing hard as if she’d been running for 10 minutes.  Unfortunately she inherited my natural running gait, which consists of flappy arms awkward legs, kind of like a baby bird trying to fly.  Basically her version of running in place looks like a slightly off-kilter running man.

“What are you doing Hannah?”


And so it went around a few times whilst I tried not to laugh too loudly, visualising the scene in their dark room, listening to the fast pitter patter of her feet as they touched the ground, until Hannah opened the door because she forgot to take her clock to bed.  She must have taken her head band off when she went back in because the ’80s workout star didn’t put on any more performances.

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3 Responses to “80s workout star”

  1. Eco Friendly Homemaking July 2, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    This was so cute. She sounds adorable!

  2. Lisa@Circle of Toast July 3, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

    I hope you grabbed pics, that sounds so cute! P.S. Followed your link from DigitalParents.com.au…. 🙂

    • Mommy Adventures July 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm #

      Sadly, no pics 😦 I need a decent little camera so I can take such photos

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