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. Little Miss has studied ballet, tap, and hip hop. Right now, she does hip hop, along with her brother.

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Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

We watch So You Think You Can Dance, and each year the kids ask “why don’t they have kids our age on there?” Of course, the new format debuted the same night my kids have dance. FiOS to the rescue.

Truth is, 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: isn’t for me. However, my kids only take hip hop classes, and don’t compete. They love it, and are talented dancers. Both have been asked to start competing, and I’ve declined.

Dance is fun

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 one of many they enjoy. Being on stage for the recitals is 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. 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 lots of ball room dance competitions. The music is drew me in, because there’s not a day that goes by that music isn’t playing all day, every day. When So You Think You Can Dance started a couple of years ago, I fell in love with it. I couldn’t get enough, and my kids became addicted.

Where are the kids our age?

The one question they asked: “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. Finally, the wait was finally over for the kids! 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 in June, and dance runs until the end of June for my little sunflowers. What was a mom to do? Helloooooo? FiOS to the rescue.

FiOS to the rescue

We’ve got a lovely little service from Verizon, it’s called FiOS. Part of the service: 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 on our tablets.

Bloody brilliant. Happy kids, happy mom, and everything is right in the world again. Once dance ends, the kids can watch it when it airs, or we can continue to record it, so 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 | 2018-03-22T18:23:55-04:00 June 15, 2016|November Sunflower Entertainment|Comments Off on Creating meaningful family time with FiOS

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