Sunday, July 30, 2006

The Weekend...

"Um, what is this?" My sister asked. It took a second for my hearing to acclimate and actually distinguish what exactly was blaring in the background of the cell phone call. "The girls wanted me to play this CD, and now they are raising their hands up in the air and making this "whoo-woo" noise." Hilarious! I let Alaina choose 21 songs from my itunes and burned her a CD. The first song on the CD and the subject of my sister's query is an awesome rap song by Kirk Franklin named "Looking for You." Now imagine a six year old and a three year old saying "Here's some pain medicine," putting their hands up and down in the air, saying "whoo-woo," and jamming out to a rap song. It's quiet adorable even if it is a little loud and unconventional. Hopefully before long my sister will join in with them...or buying ear plugs.

I was impressed by Alaina's musical selections, and she was amazed by my ability to make a CD. She chose my current favorite song by the Fray, Belly's "Feed the Tree," "Manic Monday," some Chris Tomlin songs, "Rain King" by Counting Crows, and even threw in some Sesame Street songs (in Spanish) for her younger sister's listening enjoyment. She's thoughtful like that.

The weekend was absolutely wonderful. My nieces are, in short, two of the most fun, well-behaved children ever. And I've worked enough with children to have a basis for saying so. If I'm ever blessed with children, I truly don't know how my own children could be any better than these two.

5 comments:

ilLegal said...

No Chucky Cheese???? :-(

Ally said...

Nope, but we did go to Ingleside Pizza. The girls were very impressed that it keeps the "Christmas tree lights" up all year round as well as a disco ball, and Alaina couldn't take her eyes off the guy spinning the dough up in the air. Children can be so easy to please!

ilLegal said...

Did you allow them the pleasures of the playdough that is the specialty of Ingleside? that stuff makes me want to be a kid.

Ally said...

I did! I had to convince Alaina that she shouldn't eat it (she'd already dropped it several times), and Lauren tried to stick it to her face, arm, and leg. One of the wonderful things about children is that being with them makes you feel like a kid--their excitement is infectious.

Aaron said...

If you're blessed with children, they'll be hellions. You've got dues to pay! :D (Ok, j/k.)