Just let me say we could NOT make these stories up! Today Lj was very congested and whiney. After getting her home I felt “sorry” for her and gave her part of a chocolate bar for a snack. She ended up begging for more and Mommy caved and gave her more. Needless to say I sugared her up, ruined her dinner and made her hyper! Her Daddy came home and she milked her runny nose and puny disposition. After not eating dinner, we tried reading to her but then still was not ready to go to bed. So Dear Daddy got the genius idea that we should let her watch some “Dancing With the Stars” to calm her down. LOL! Once she saw the dancer, she immediately wanted her tutu (do you kind of get the idea from the “If you give a Mouse a Cookie” story coming on here?? So then once a number started she began to dance with Geoff. I just about fell over dying laughing as they danced! At the end she began to chant and bow, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”. (Where did that come from???) So I grabbed the camera and we rewound hoping for a reenactment. I did capture some video but needless to say nothing compares to the original. Notice how she makes sure I know that she is “dancing!” and at one point wanted to make sure that her tutu was correctly in position. LOL! I think dance lessons are a must in our future.
After Lexi’s dancing encore, we began the nighttime routine. This can be exhausting within itself. She is a creature of habit. We began the normal telling everyone on the mantel goodnight routine and finally made it to the family portrait. The she began “good night family, Dada, Mommy, & Lexi!” followed by singing “I love you, you love me… we’re a happy family with a great big hug (as she gathers us up for a hug!) and a kiss from you to me, won’t you say you love me too?!”. Where she gets this stuff is amazing! She has not watched Barney in a long time! She only wants to watch “Caillou”. Of course, it warms our hearts to the very core of our being. She is far more than we ever dreamed. She amazes us every day. I do wonder if what Mei told us from the very day of our referral is true, that she may be musically inclined. Who knows? She loves to sing and make up her own songs (as you can see in the video) and now is dancing and showing off. I know all parents experience these thoughts and feelings but I just can’t help but deny that at this stage in my life (and Geoff’s) it’s wonderfully fun!