A Few Recent Violet-isms

December 18th, 2011

V: “Where are we going to dinner?”
Me: “Well, you’re having dinner with Dad. I’m going out with one of my friends.”
V: “I’m your friend.”


Me: “What the—[string of obscenities directed at a driver doing something dumb in front of me]!”
V from the backseat: “Don’t crash the car, Mom!”


And currently, she is narrating a conversation between her toes. One has a cold apparently and keeps sneezing, while another has called in his younger brother to have a discussion about going to Disneyland.

Today Violet and I went to see a production of Seussical the Musical put on by an acting troupe of teenagers and kids. Last weekend we saw The Nutcracker. Each of these events was a highlight, as Violet seems to sit pretty patiently and enrapt through any long show involving live entertainment. So sweet.

In her own ballet program’s Nutcracker, or, as her ballet teacher dubbed it, “The Nutcracker as You’ve Never Seen It Before,” Violet played a flower fairy. She and her classmates did a fabulous job dancing the Waltz of the Flower Fairies, and Violet also jumped up and joined in the scene where the mice and toy soldiers do battle. Her teacher didn’t remove her from the scene, and the older dancers whose scene it actually was just ignored their petal-headed party crasher, so Violet danced along the entire time. She made a fine mouse despite her flower costume and brought the house down with her enthusiasm. I laughed so hard I cried. I think it was the funnest moment to date in my parenting career.

4 Responses to “A Few Recent Violet-isms”

  1. Megan Says:

    How awesome is it that her teacher didn’t quash her enthusiasm! Did you get any of the dance on video?

  2. ma Says:

    Awwww, I sure miss out on all of the fun living out here in the East!

    And I’m so glad that you’re writing down all of the cute things that she says and does! Wish I had done that.

    Guess I thought that I’d always remember, but I can hardly remember my own name now so it’s not suprising, I guess, that I can’t remember all of the cute things that you said and did when you were little.

    Maybe that’s best…I miss the little girl that you were sometimes so fiercely that it brings tears to my eyes.

  3. Abigail Says:

    I hope you got video of that ballet performance! It sounds inspired. :)

  4. Nana Says:

    The Flower Mouse–sounds like a good animated movie. Oh, I hope that this was caught on video!!

    Enjoy that child. That’s what it’s all about.

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