Friday, September 24, 2010
The first order of events every time we climb into the car is always the same. What should we listen to?
Emily: "Princess songs! Princess songs! Princess songs!"
Me: "Princess songs, please?"
Emily: "Mama, Thank you for using your magic words."
Me: "Um... You're welcome?"
And then we listened to princess songs. I totally lost control of that teaching moment.
At least we're finally breaking out of the toddler tune rut. Lately I turn the radio on just to see if I can get away with a few minutes of something other than Raffi, Elmo, or Disney.
Emily: "Who is this?"
Me: "This is the radio, Doll. It's Def Leppard. What do you think?"
Emily (looking very serious): "I...like it."
Really?! I'm not exactly a Def Leppard fan, but it's a far cry from the Wiggles and I'll take what I can get. I immediately turned it up and started singing, "Pour some sugar on meeeee!" And with that, I jinxed it.
Emily: "No! No, thank you! Princess songs."
So close... Thank you for using your magic words.