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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Spicy Salsa

First I have to tell you how adorable Pip can be. The other morning, I asked her if she would like to watch the video I took of her singing. She was very excited and said, "yes." I sat her down in front of my computer and played her the Blog post below.

She watched it and her face fell in shock. "I DON'T sound beautiful!" she cried.
I said, "Yes, you do. I love your singing. Why don't you  like it?"
"I sound HORRIBLE!" she said, little tears starting in her eyes.
My heart was breaking, I said, "You don't sound horrible. What's wrong with the way you sing?"
"I sound like a BABY!" she shouted in disgust.
"No, you don't. You sound like a four year old. And you are four. You won't sound like an adult until you're an adult like Mommy."
That seemed to calm her a bit. It is amazing how young the human mind starts having preconceived notions of how we think we should be and how we actually view ourselves. I think she expected to hear herself sounding just like the Glee cast.

Yay for the weekend. I had a whirlwind week--trying desperately to get caught up after so many days in bed. I had so many shopping trips to take the girls on for costumes for parties and presents for even more parties. Even though one Bday party was not a costume party, Mist and a friend decided to surprise the host by arriving at the door, dressed as Voldumort (the two headed beast from Harry Potter). The costume was hilarious. We purchased once of those dreadful "Snuggies" from Walmart and I sewed the back closed for them. We had such fun trying on the Snuggie before hand and killing ourselves laughing at the ridiculousness of such a garment.

 I had to create an entire lesson from scratch yesterday morning to teach in the afternoon: salsa basic dance steps. It turned out to be really fun to teach. And yes, it has inspired me to take more salsa--asap. The supervisor taped me teaching--dear God, it was not pleasant to watch. I rather liked my teaching style--I was very happy and enthusiastic. But my posture looked like it sucked! Must work on that.
Today I am finally getting back at being outdoors. I am very excited to be doing the Paul's Tomb hike this morning with Fernando (believe me, no one could possibly be happier than Fernando that I am up and at it again)! Want to skate too before the down town rink totally melts.

Egypt is still on for Peter (or so Alla thinks). Alla says, "It is not dangerous, 2 days of rioting and only 2 people killed. That is not dangerous." But really, how can they go if they close the borders? Don't worry, I won't let him go if, on the day they fly, things have not returned to calm in Cairo.

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Blogger theresa_hart said...

Melissa, the government just announced today that people are not to travel to Egypt. Does this trip operate independently, separate from all government edicts about safety for its citizens?

January 29, 2011 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Mix Hart said...

I hadn't read the news when I paosted this. And yes--obviously he won't go as things are now. However, Peter is optimistic that things may change????? The experts don't predict that though...

January 29, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Miranda said...

Oh Dear, Pip will just break your heart, wont she, with all that earnestness!

January 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM  

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