Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dancing and a new 'do

I think there is a whole lot of shaking going on in Mary Clare's new classroom, because the girl likes to dance. What is really interesting is to see what music of ours makes her want to shake her groove thing. Todd Rundgren's "I Saw the Light" usually leads to a lot of hopping, and she has a real fondness for Broken Bells' "The Ghost Inside" and tends to screech "mine, mine" when she hears it. And in case that's not an eclectic enough mix for you, when "Mo Money Mo Problems" came on the radio the other day in the car, there was a lot of head shaking and fist pumping coming from the backseat. What can I say, the girl likes her Biggie.

While we were getting dinner ready tonight I turned on some Vampire Weekend, and it seemed to go over well. So well, in fact, that Mary Clare broke - temporarily, mind you - from her tomatoes and let me do a short video.

Usually we only make it five seconds before she asks to see herself, so this is impressive. Have I mentioned that we have some vanity issues? No? Well, the new haircut isn't helping. The past two mornings we've found Mary Clare in front of our bedroom mirror, swinging her bob back and forth and smiling oh-so-coyly at her reflection.

And I thought not letting anyone call her princess would be our saving grace. Must be the hair bows.


  1. Love it! I am so impressed with her ability to stop and start the dancing with such precision. Snack. Dance. Snack. Dance.

    PS - please tell me the tomatoes and spinach were staged, in attempt to lead your loyal blog followers into thinking the girl likes her veggies or that you actually prepare a side dish with your entrees.

  2. Oh please, a princess knows a princess when she sees one, regardless of what she's being called. And that is one adorable bob! Don't get me started on the striped shirt. Stripes are my favorite. I give this post two arm-wavy stopping for snacks thumps up!

  3. @ Leslie - Mary Clare is currently infatuated with those little sunburst tomatoes. But I'm not holding my breath, because I know at any moment she could decide that goldfish shall be the only yellow/orange food product to cross her lips. And no, the spinach isn't staged. I try to make a salad every night, much to Chip's chagrin. It's my one attempt at getting him and the baby some vitamins.

    @ Kaly - The striped shirt is my favorite. I was so upset when I put the 2T on her and found it fit so snugly. And now I can't find it anywhere else. Sad.

  4. Boogie down. Pop in a 'mato.Boogie harder. Pop in two more. Wave the arms. Like the juice from my fingers because it's THAT good. It's too much!



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