"Sometimes I'd like to ask God why He allows poverty, famine, and injustice in the world when He could do something about it...but I'm afraid God might ask me the same question."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Drama Queen

Today was "dance day." Grace gets so excited to go to dance class every week. She looked especially cute today in her tutu, so I asked her if she would like me to take her picture. She was giddy with excitement when we carried in our Christmas tree last night, so I thought it would make a great backdrop for our little photo session. Grace was equally excited about the new (old) cell phone she found while rummaging around this morning. The phone still makes really cool (annoying) sounds when you play with it, but it does not have service and can't make real phone calls (according to Grace it can). So, here she is with her cell phone.
Here she is with her cell phone tucked behind her (apparently she did not like my idea of hiding the cell phone). She said that she was bringing her phone with her to dance class. I said that she could bring it in the car, but she couldn't bring it in the studio with her...hmmm...but, she wanted to show her phone to Ms. Laura!!! Hmmm...so sorry, we don't bring phones to dance class.
Oh the drama! Nice of me to capture the drama with my camera, huh? Well, after a little whining and pouting, we got our coats on.
Seriously, I had heard about the "Ethiopian pout", but it is so real!!! I can't quite remember if all three year olds are like this (it's been a little while since I've had a three year old :) or if it is just Ethiopian princess drama. Grace is great at expressing her feelings (should make the guidance counselor in me happy, but OH...I am so sick of hearing her tell me that she is "feeling sad"-imagine it said quietly with an Ethiopian accent- whenever I tell her "no" about something).
She must have sensed my frustration, because during the drive to dance, she announced that "I am happy now." "Are you happy Mommy?"

After dance class we made cookies. Yes, I'm happy.


  1. OH!!!! Do you have any idea how much I laughed reading this post??? I'm STILL laughing!!! And I can so relate. Oh, boy. Hilarious and yet so very annoying, right??? ;-)

    And Av is taking ballet too... but when asked if she likes it always says, "Me like it a little bit ONLY." What is up with that??? :-)


  2. Love the pictures and love the drama! Oh, these little ET girls - where do they get it? I see it and hear it over and over and it is a mystery that I want to solve! She really is too precious!

  3. She is so beautiful! I can't wait to see you all soon! Hopefully, I will get to see Princess Grace and Alyssa in their recital!