Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Do you see a resemblance? I DON'T.

First, here's your "Where's Yo-Yo?" moment for today. Besides climbing in a box of presents, he also climbed into the drawer where I keep tablecloths.

The girls woke up on this second day of Christmas break and said, "Mom, won't you play with us today? We haven't had any Mama Time lately."

I said, "Yes. The first thing we will play is called 'Clean the Basement.'" They were less enthused about that than you would think. Huh. But we played that for awhile, and when it was clean I helped them make sock puppets out of the kit my dad gave Elaine for her birthday. We celebrated her birthday again this past Sunday with my family, and now each morning she thinks she's going to get more presents.

Then, since I had given Elaine both her and my favorite Disney cartoon for her birthday, "The Princess and the Frog," and we've been watching it a lot, they wanted to play that.

"Who do you want to be, Mom?" asked Lucy.

"Tiana," I said promptly, because she is the smartest, sassiest, hardest-working Disney princess ever.

"Noooooo," she said, "Pick somebody else." Clearly the role of Tiana was taken.

"Then I want to be Charlotte LeBoeff. She's cute and funny," I said. (She's the blonde on the right.)

"No," Lucy said again. I guess Charlotte was also taken.

"You get to be Mama Odie!" she said excitedly, clearly trying to sell me on the idea.

Are you kidding me?

Sigh. So, I better get back down to the hopefully-still-clean basement and assume my role.

At least she didn't make me be Ray.


Melanie said...

Too funny! Love that movie! I don't get to watch it much because Cole says it's a girl movie (ironically he'll watch Eloise and other 'girl' shows but he apparently has an issue with Disney ones). Are you guys going to move the role play into the kitchen and cook up something yummily inspired by the movie? Have fun whatever you do!

The Farmer's Wife said...

I'm laughing hysterically!
I like Ms. LeBoeff, myself, for her irrepressible hope and endless bounce.
AND because of one line in the movie: "Sugah, when a woman says 'not now', what she really means is 'not evah'! Now go away..."

You're right. At least you're not Ray. And you get to sing a great song!