This week has seen lots of cute moments from our young lady. Not least when she had a complete melt down when watching Les Miserables. She gave me the DVD for my birthday and was insistent that she watch it with us. So, Friday evening we sat down with some nibbles and a drink and started to watch. I have to admit to being a bit dubious about whether she would sit still given it was a long film and there was singing all the way through but seeing as she sat through a whole professional panto when she was a one year old, I had faith.
As soon as I started to cry – from the moment Jean Valjean tears up his parole letter and pretty much right the way through! – Grace and Ross started sniggering at me. I told them off, so they stopped. Then as Grace got more and more into the film, you could almost hear the concentration coming off her. When Eponine got shot, that was it – she was full on crying. Then, Javert placing the medal on Gavroche and then pretty much everything else. The bit that really got me was when Javert was standing on the bridge singing. I could hear Grace muttering ‘Please don’t, please don’t’ over and over…she knew he was going to jump. When Marius starting to sing ‘Empty Tables at Empty Chairs’ we had to pause it she was crying so much. I asked her if she wanted to stop the film. ‘No way Mummy’ came the answer. We had a good cry at the end :).
Once the film had ended though, she was over it quick as a flash! Back to her normal self calling Ross a ‘crappy bum crap smarty pants face’!
She is also very observant of music videos. She explained them to me. ‘Mummy, you know all music videos are about a girl losing a man, then finding him, then losing him, then finding him again…..apart from the one about the little girl and the giraffe. She loses her giraffe and then finds him again’ (see the Chris Malinchak video to ‘So Good To Me’).
A couple of other snippets from Grace this week. I got asked ‘Is the Milky Way real?’ When I told her it was, she came back with ‘So that’s where the stars get their chocolate from!’ I was also asked to get some ‘Lemon sipper’ as she was feeling poorly.
Finally, I have to say how much I love Grace’s imagination. It really does know no bounds. At the moment she likes to wear a dolphin necklace and on the back of the pendant there is a hallmark. ‘Mum, you know this writing on the back of the dolphin? Well, the writing is in Indian and it’s a clue to magic. It might tell you where the mermaids swim with the dolphins.
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