Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Brailey Shaye is like me in so many ways it is downright startling. Yesterday, Brady took a day off from work to stay home and take care of some things that were needing attention. When Brailey woke up and saw her dad still home, she said to him, "Dad! What are you doing home? You'd better get yourself in to work tomorrow, Mister!" Okay, okay, I know. Yes, she has heard her mother say similar things previously. But this instance was totally unprovoked, if you know what I mean. Later on that morning, Brady came into my office while I was working, and he started laughing about what she had said, and then he said, "Can you imagine how her husband is going to feel, someday?" And I said, "I bet you can!" And we laughed and laughed! Even though I was essentially making fun of mySELF... Brady said, "She's going to take really good care of him, but he'd better not take any days off!" It was hysterical. Except for the fact that she has learned this from MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. What can I say? I have high expectations. But THAT is a whole different post to write.

Remember how history repeats itself around here? More of that occured yesterday, as well, in the form of Brailey singing non-stop in the car. Her music teacher, who is truly magnificent at what he does, is teaching them a Disney song for the spring Fiesta concert. And she just sang and sang and sang that song to us. "Mom, listen to this." Dear Lord. I used to do this when I was a kid, too! We carpooled to school with a couple of other families, and I would drive the other kids crazy (my mom just told me this story a little while ago) with my singing. I just loved to sing, and I so I sang! Just like my little Brailey Cakes...

On this same drive, I caught myself pulling a "Britt." The kids and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the sitcom Reba, which comes on at 5 with two episodes back-to-back. Well Brady will sometimes watch it and sometimes not, and I found myself telling him all about a part of one of the episodes that he missed! And I had Britt to back me up, so poor Brady had to sit there and listen to the whole thing. Once I realized what I was doing, I stopped and let Britt take over. The madness never ends!

What can I say? My little B's come by their quirks naturally. Yup. Monkey see, monkey do! Lord help my little B's...!

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