Before bedtime (but after Lil's face has been scrubbed clean and sparkling, and her teeth have been brushed, and her pajamas have been put on) she climbs up onto my bed with the book tucked under her arm. She does not ask me to read it.
She asks me to sing it!
Bless her little five-year-old heart, she is too young to know that her mama cannot carry a tune in a bucket. When I try to hit the low notes, I sound like a deranged, croaking frog. When I try to hit the high notes, I sound like a hyper-active, over-caffeinated chipmunk. I'm always off key. Ask anyone who knows me well and they will confirm it: Mama Leisha cannot sing! No siree!
When the book/song is over, Ms. Lilly and I talk about our favorite things. Her list usually includes fruit snacks and princess dolls, while mine changes from week to week. Here are some of my favorite things, as of late (and no, cream colored ponies didn't make the cut):
1.) L'Oreal nail polish, in Tangerine Crush! Very bright and pretty!
2.) Nerds Bumpy Jelly Beans. Totally weird, but surprisingly tasty.
3.) This picture of Mr. Pitt. Hello! Would you just stop and look at that man?! Oh. My. Oh. My.
4.) These leopard print skinny jeans from Target...because they are wild and crazy and sassy and fun! (Here kitty, kitty...)
5.) The song, "Free," by Graffiti6. I may dance to it in my kitchen while making PB&J for my tots. And you bet your sweet bippy I sing along... Off key, of course!
Hope your weekend is filled with your favorite things, my friends!