Where I Find Inspiration

Dear Joey,
This week, more than any other perhaps, I’ve been inspired by Addie’s dramatic imagination.  She has been obsessed with Maria from The Sound of Music. She loves listening to the songs over and over and over and over again. In the car. At the kitchen table. In the living room, the playroom, while she’s playing with dolls or reading books or playing with Mia. 
“Watch Maria on the TV?” she asks a dozen times a day. And when I say no, she says, “How ’bout ‘The Hurley Goat Song?’ and ‘Fav’ Tings’ and ‘Do – Re – Mi’ on the CD?”

But not only does she listen to and sing along with the music nearly all day, every day, but she also pretends to be Maria – dresses up, plays guitar, and even does the same hand motions as Julie Andrews does in the movie. Check it out:

By the way, I didn’t coach her on this; she came up with this little performance all on her own. I was just lucky enough to grab the camera in time to catch most of it.
Unser Mädchen hat ein Talent, nicht wahr?

All that to say, don’t be surprised if you come home to a very Bavarian meal in the coming week – perhaps crisp apple strudel and schnitzel with noodles?
Love, Scratch

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