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Hide Ya Kids… Hide Ya Wife…

By January 27th, 202141 Comments

Hide Ya Kids... Hide Ya Wife...Go Boogie, Go Boogie, Go!…Go! Go! Go!

…that’s what we chant when Boogie is well, boogying. She loves to dance… and I mean LOVES.TO.DANCE. It doesn’t matter where we are or how sleepy or grumpy she may be… whether it’s bag pipes (true story) or her daddy casually repeating one of Jay’s lyrics, when she hears what sounds like music, she can’t help herself. The rhythm gets her and she almost instinctively begins to sway, bop and wiggle. It’s the cutest thing and super fitting that she was dancing in the middle of the floor just before she took her very first, unassisted steps! Four monumental steps!


I was Facetiming with Syl so she could see her niece and check out the new living space. The camera was focused on Boogie when she started jamming to a recorded episode of ‘Yo Gaba Gaba’- my new favorite show- she stopped and just took off. Took the hell off!

Mind blown. Syl was shouting. I was screaming like a maniac. Scared the pee out of Gia. She was looking at me like I had lost my mind. And I think I did. I knew this day was quickly approaching, but I most certainly wasn’t prepared for it. She’ll be 11 months tomorrow and she’s totally mobile, points at objects, mimics my every move, says ‘dada’, and laughs hysterically and crawls at top speeds away from me when she has something she knows she shouldn’t… and all this from what was a loose neck baby just a few months ago. I knew walking was the next milestone, but I still have so many emotions right now! I’m proud, I’m happy, excited for her, a little sad… but more important, I’m hiding all my ish. Gia is super destructive and NOTHING is safe. This is not a drill.

Later Gators,


  • Anonymous says:

    I so hope you put her in dance class….that's definitely a sign!

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl you are crazy! This is not a drill! Congrats to Boogy!

  • Sharmer says:

    Ooohh Nikki I feel you!! Not a damn thing is safe! My son just turned 13 months and is into everything! He started walking a few weeks before he turned one and now he is unstoppable!

  • Anonymous says:

    I love your stories of Boog. She's absolutely gorgeous. I hope you post a picture of her dancing. πŸ™‚

  • Shake says:

    Omg!!!!!! yay boog!!!! paleez post a vid of the little diva gettin down with her bad self sometime!

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Boogie! That's too cute!

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Boogie! Great story Nik, thanks for sharing with us.

  • Tashacu02 says:

    Congrats Boog and Mommy :)! I remember when my baby started walking at 10 months! She just came home one day and took off and now she will be two in October already!!!! I swear time flies, it feels like yesterday I was just bearing those terrible contractions and now here she is being the biggest DIVA she wants to be. Please hide your stuff up high because my daughter opens the cabinets and empties all my hair products out at least every other day! LOL!!

    Get ready Momma, this is only the beginning!

  • Anonymous says:

    Go Boogie it's your birthday we're going to party like (I don't know the rest) but go Boogie, go Boogie, go Boogie. Yes Nikki you really are an amazing storyteller and yep you'd better get out your tennis shoes cause it's on and poppin. She's too pretty and cute.

  • Anonymous says:

    Loved every word of this post. Write a book Nikki! I'd buy it!

  • Anonymous says:

    Way to go Gia! They grow up so fast! (sniff, sniff) πŸ˜‰ ~KF519

  • Angela says:

    LOL @ "this is not a drill". Nikki, you are an amazing storyteller. I'm not one to look at and read blogs where people are telling stories about their kids, but I love your stories. Funny, heart-warming, funny, and did I say funny? Congrats to your family on the exciting new milestone.

  • Latoya says:

    I'm so excited for you! My daughter is now three months and she giggles all the time. I am mesmerized by every new skill πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Awwww congratulations!!! Im also not a mother but I love when you share these stories, makes me super excited and looking forward to reaching that point in my life.

  • ATribitt says:

    Yay!!! And guess what? It just keeps getting better and better (I have a 2 yr old, and these are the best times ever)!

  • ChrLvsBks says:

    What a wonderful post! LOL at hiding all your ish. Congrats to Gia! Next step running :), & you marveling at how "fast" she is.

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl Nikki you are crazy! Thanks for the laugh this morning and congrats to Gia for such a huge accomplishment.

  • Melodee A says:


    Again, you crack me up Nikki! I'm happy that Gia has taken those first monumental steps..

    You better keep your gym shoes handy at all times from here on out, because the next thing she'll be doing is running!

  • momo7 says:

    She is a born dancer!

  • keisha says:

    yay gia! you go girl!!! congrats to both of you! i'm not a mom yet but i so enjoy reading about gia's latest adventures, milestones, and escapades! side note- forgot to mention in the post about you getting adjusted and how happy your marriage is since you do your business seperately and now you have to follow each other. buy some matches and after you do your business lol light a match a drop in the toilet before or after you flush. i promise it will take away the unpleasantry! check it out and let me know. keep them up high cause boogie is BUSY! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    "I'm looking for my friends, I'm looking for you" I have no chldren, but I love the opening for Sid The Science Kid. I had no idea who he was until someone asked me to do a cake based on his character.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yeah!! Congratulations!!!

  • Raquell says:

    THAT! Is sooo awesome!! Go Gia :)) So proud of her. Go momma!! CONGRATULATIONS. Thank you for sharing a little of her with us πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    I loved this post. Too cute and funny! Congrats Nikki, time sure does fly. Boogie is getting cuter by the second.


  • Jamila Reddy says:

    aw, congrats ! she's so grown!

  • Exhale1913 says:

    Girl, if you think you like Yo Gabba Gabba, you GOTTA check out Sid the Science kid and check out his theme song!! My girls LOVE IT!! Oh yeah, and The Backyardigans is a hit as well. LOL. Beyonce's "Put a Ring on It" sends all three of my girls into a dancing frenzy!! Now that Gia is walking, it's ON!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    lmao @ "loose neck baby" and congrats! πŸ™‚

  • MrsWardy88 says:

    Way to go Boogie-Girl! Nikki make sure you tell her I said that! πŸ˜‰

    BTW, I got my husband that t-shirt for Father's day. hee hee. "Hide your kids, Hide your wife"

  • Anonymous says:

    Not 'Hide Ya Kids'…'Hide Ya Wife'. LOL!! Congratulations – that's great!

  • Honeysmoke says:

    Um, yeah. Hide everything. Cover up everything. Plug up everything. Get down on your knees and look at your house from her perspective and do everything I said above one more time. Congrats!

  • Lunar_Irony says:

    OMG I'm so happy for you! That's amazing, she's so smart! You should put her in dance, you might have a prima ballerina on your hands!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Nikki Congratulations to Boogie. I have what seems like 100 nieces and nephews. My technique was to never move my objects when they came over to visit. Instead I taught them they could touch anything they like as long as they came and got me. They'd grab me by the hand, point to what they wanted, I would hand it to them and sometimes tell them what it was. Letting them touch and admire objects they were interested in seem to take away the desire touch when I was not looking. I learned this from my aunt who had seven children.

    I love a happy baby. And Boogie seems to be a very happy baby.

  • Anonymous says:

    Congrats! oh the joys of mommyhood, it's so fun to see them development into little people right before your eyes. you think walking is a handful, wait until she start talking and trying to catch an attitude!

  • The Antifash says:

    Congrats Gia (and mommy Nikki too lol)! This is major. I don't have babies just yet, but I have enjoyed going through your Boogie files, and taking notes for when that day comes. Too Adorbs!

  • Anonymous says:

    How exciting. Seems like you were blogging about pregnancy just the other day! Hope music and dance lessons are in the works.

  • Ebbie says:

    my God you are too funny!!! Congrats and yes…it's going to get worse b/c her next phrase is….climbing to reach your ish!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Awwwww, congratulations, Mama! With each step of independence for little G comes a little tiny bit of freedom for you.

  • Moonchyldcrab82 says:

    CTHU @ "This is not a drill." I swear you tell the best stories Nikki. Can't wait to hear about what foolishness Gia gets herself into now that she's fully mobile. LOL

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  • DM says:

    Congrats Nikki (and "Boogie")!!! I'm not a mom, but I really do LOVE hearing these stories so thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  • Kasey says:

    Congratulations! That's so cute!!

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