Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Verizon FiOS as part of the #FiOSNY Campaign. All opinions are 100% my own.

We’re creating meaningful family time with FiOS every day. However, earlier this month, the kids truly appreciated mommy’s dedication to their love for dancing! Little Miss and The Boy are dancers. Yup, that’s right, BOTH dance. Little Miss has studied ballet, tap, and hip hop. She’s now only doing hip hop, while her brother started in break dancing, he too, has decided to focus just on hip hop. We’ve been watching So You Think You Can Dance since it began, and each year the kids ask “why don’t they have kids our age on there?” Well, on Monday, June 6th, the new format debuted and of course, my kids had dance that night! FiOS to the rescue.

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Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

It’s true, I’m not a huge fan of the dance moms, or the fact that my kids love to take dance at our local studio. Being surrounded by all of these moms who love having their daughters wear tons of make-up, and skimpy outfits, at competitions, just isn’t for me. However, my kids just take hip hop classes, and don’t compete. They love it, and truly are very talented dancers. Both have been asked to start competing, and I’ve declined.

Don’t get me wrong, they love to dance, but they aren’t hard core “I MUST DANCE, OR I WILL DIE,” kind of kids. Both have many other activities they partake in, and dance is just another one they enjoy. Being on stage for the recitals is just fine for the two of my little dancing sunflowers.

All of that being said, they do love to watch So You Think You Can Dance, and even though I’m not a huge dancer myself, I’ve always loved watching dance shows. As a kid, I watched Soul TrainSolid Gold and those ball room dance competitions they used to show on television. The music is what really drew me in, because there’s not a day that goes by that music doesn’t get played all day, every day. When So You Think You Can Dance started a couple of years ago, I fell in love with it. All dance, all talented, and a whole lot of genres of dance to to enjoy. I couldn’t get enough, and my kids became addicted.

The one question they started to ask was “how come they don’t have kids our age on there?” Little Miss insisted there are tons of kids her age that could dance circles around a lot of those older kids! I totally agreed, but I had no answer for her, as I’m not a television programmer, or producer. Well, the wait was finally over for the kids, because now kids her age, and her brother’s age, would be dancing on the show this year.

Excitement overcame the two of them, and then they both realized it was debuting on Mondays at 8 P.M. The Boy would make it home after dance class, but Little Miss, not so much. Her classes at the studio go until 8:30 P.M. on Monday nights. The show debuted on June 6th, and dance runs until the end of June for my little sunflowers. What was a mom to do? Helloooooo? FiOS to the rescue.

We’ve got a lovely little service from Verizon, it’s called FiOS, and it also has a DVR which allows me to record whatever we want to watch. Even more awesome? We can watch all of those DVR’d shows on the FiOS App for our tablets. Say what? Yes!!!!

Bloody brilliant. Happy kids, happy mom, and the world is right in the world again. Once dance ends, the kids can watch it when it airs, or we can continue to record it, and they can watch it on rainy days over the summer. This way, no one has to worry about cutting summer days short to get home for a show on television, right? All of us, cuddled up, on rainy days enjoying our favorite dance show – sounds darn good to me! I’m all about creating meaningful family time with FiOS!

By | 2016-06-15T08:27:02+00:00 June 15, 2016|Featured, November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

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