Monday, October 19, 2009

"MACY" the Musical

(This is and old photo that has nothing to with my post, I just like it.)

Scott has often said Macy's life is a musical and we are all just living in it.

There are two points two consider to illustrate this.

1. Macy loves to sing (original songs).
2. Macy loves an audience.

1.Today alone, Macy has started singing her feelings on 3 occasions. This is a welcome avenue for expressing emotions opposed to crying/whining/yelling. I hate to admit, I can be slightly oblivious to it at times as it happens frequently.

Today she sang about her breakfast, about going to school and about how she wished she was done with her homework so she could look at the American Girl catalog . All her songs are with feeling and dramatic bravado.

2. We had the primary program yesterday which was beyond lovely. Now, being in the Primary presidency means I see Macy sing every week. Sometimes she sings, sometimes she stares into space, sometimes she uses her chair as a bed. I honestly didn't know what songs she knew and what she didn't.

Cut to the program.

I was sitting behind her on the stand and could only see the back of her head sharply bobbing with the beat of the songs. The rest I know from family/ward members. Apparently she sang every song with gusto, mouth open wide, even faking the words when she wasn't sure. I shouldn't be surprised... she had an audience.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Quote: Body Parts

Polly's had a few funny ones lately.
She climbed in my bed one morning. As I was tickling her arms and legs, particularly the back of her knees when she shouted her discovery:

"MOM! I know!!! We all have armpits AND leg-pits"

This morning as we were brushing teeth and I wiped her nose for the up-teenth time in 3 weeks. I said (not knowing she would have such a strong reaction)Polly, I hope your nose stops running sometime soon or we might have to go to the Doctor. She started crying hysterically (as though the Dr. meant toddler torture and/or certain death) and at the same time saying:

"I don't even WANT a nose! I don't want it, and I don't like it even at all!"
As though eliminating the nose entirely would solve all her problems. I find it to be a cute nose.
P.S. Have you tried Rollip? Super fun.