There is a little boy named Brighton in Violet's mother's day out class that is so cute I want to bite his cheek. He's the friendliest guy, and runs to Violet every morning to give her a hug. Like, will sometimes fall down on his rush to greet her. How can that not warm your heart?
Some people say they've had their day, but I think The White Stripes are solid, time-tested rock and roll. Or, rather--Jack White is a genius. Stripped down acoustically or revved up and plugged in, their songs are good. They frequently fit my mood whether it's raucous or calm. This video pretty much sums up how I feel about Meg. Guess I'll just keep lying here and collecting my paycheck, sweetie.
I really like his work with Loretta Lynn, too. He's an all-around flexible kind of musician, while always keeping his personal stamp on things. And he's pretty dang cute, too. In a pallid rocker/Edward Scissorhands sort of way.
(Bonus points---cat in Halloween colors. Copyright 'animal rummy' if you can't tell.)
He's pretty great with the Raconteurs, too. If you're not familiar with them, here's a great tune called Carolina Drama. The fuzzy haired seventies porn-looking guy (Brendan Benson) cracks me up with his sheriff's badge on his guitar strap.
Look----Violet 'helped' me clean the mirror again. She thinks smearing a paper towel over the mirror is so much fun she keeps doing over and over. With spit, water from the dog bowl, milk, whatever. That mirror stays clean for about 5 seconds a day.
She's looking in the mirror. Look at her tiny Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz witch doll. She has one of Little Red Riding Hood, too. I wonder if they make more from a fairy tale series. I'll have to look.
Another costume change to the Tinkerbell dress. She's putting flowers on Donald Duck's back to make him a 'duck butterfly'. Ah, the mind of a 2 1/2 year old.......butterflies, ducks, fairies, pee pee, goldfish crackers, and puppies. Simple, but very busy and deep thoughts in their own way because they're so immediate and raw. Do any of you remember thinking of those sorts of terms? I don't think most of us can recall thoughts that far back. I have some very early memories, but they're more like photographs of events, not day-today recollections.
That's all for today. Remember, you guys said I wasn't posting too many Violet photos. In case you're thinking too many baby photos. Not that you were, but just in case.