talk about it more

a virtual baby book

When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


We visited a nursing home yesterday with our Extreme Helping Hands co-op and presented our Revue. Besides rubbing elbows with seniors, handing out candy canes, coloring pages, and gummy worms that were part of a joke told within the revue, the kids also did dramatic interpretations of "The Devil Went Down to Georgia", Weird Al's "Ebay Song", "Mairzy Doats", and The Chipmunks version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Between songs they told jokes, and if some of them weren't terribly funny, they were still pretty cute.

The performance impressed me. Somehow being on the actual stage for actual people gave it a cohesiveness I hadn't fully expected. They really stepped up to the task. But the very best part-- the part I really wanted our kids to practice-- was mingling with the residents. I was so proud of Fiona, who didn't know a soul there. She offered gummy worms and chatted gaily, loudly, and distinctly enough to be heard. I could see her trepidation melt as an elderly woman held her hand and commented on its warmth despite its relatively small size.

Now we're ready for another project-- who knows what that will be?! But we look forward to getting together with the EH2 gang to figure it out.


At 3:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed at the varied experiences you are managing to provide for our girls... Not to mention what a treat they provide for those they visit...Kudos! love, Mom


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