"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.