Every time she gets a minute, that's the time when they begin it... 

Blythe has now seen Cinderella about 3 or 4 times and she is in love. Which makes me happy because it was always a favorite of mine. Cinderella was always my favorite, next to Belle, because she had this imagination bigger than her circumstances [and Belle because she loved to read and could see past exteriors]. She always remained kind in the midst of meanness. And she got the prince, so that wasn't a bad gig either. 

During our wedding recessional we played several songs while people were dismissed: we walked out to "You've Got a Friend in Me", but soon "So This is Love" crooned over the sound system. 

For my birthday this year, Brent took me to go see the new Cinderella in the theater. And I became that little girl again and I didn't even care that I didn't have a little one with me as an excuse to see the movie. I was so happy they still made it a fairy tale, and so happy they kept the theme of kindness. It was wonderful.

And now I have Blythe who wants to play "drop the glass" all the time. She wants to dance at the "ball game". And she wants to sing "Sing Sweet Nightingale" and wash the floor. 

I took advantage of it today, and I got the entire kitchen floor washed and she "helped", and was perfectly content and perfectly soaked for half an hour. 

What are some things you get to share with your kids now that you loved as a child?

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Ellen said...

My favorite Cinderella was always the Rogers and Hammerstein musical version. Sometimes, when no one is home, I put the songs on and sing at the top of my lungs.

*carrie* said...

That is so sweet. We haven't seen the new version yet (and actually, our kids haven't seen the original), but I've heard great things about it.

This is kind of a silly answer, but the first thing that came to mind with your last question is that Natalie is really interested in eating healthfully (though she has a HUGE sweet tooth, too, like her mama) and exercising, and I was reminded the other day how much I enjoyed that when I was a young girl.

The other thing that comes to mind is certain books they pick out that I remember reading as a kid.