Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A Woman in her Thirties Says Cheese

It's true what they say about kids being sponges. I'll refrain from listing Anna's most recent accomplishments (SHE CAN COUNT TO TWELVE!) but I can't resist sharing what she learned recently from Sesame Street.  Elmo's World had an episode about taking pictures, and she learned that in order to take a picture, one must say cheese.

Fun fact-- in Chinese they say 'eggplant', which sounds a lot like 'cheese'.  

Anyway, here's how picture-taking now goes in our house, thanks to Elmo and his cheese-teaching:


Believe me, there is no woman in her thirties that loves Elmo more than I do.  In fact, I'm thinking the Corporation for Public Broadcasting deserves a sizable donation from the C family, in thanks for all their great programming.

But seriously, Elmo, how do we un-teach this?


Oh well.  A woman in her thirties makes do.  My pictures are now sneak attacks, along with a few pilfered images like this one from my mother-in-law:


And as for Elmo, well, he got us through a rough weekend of fevers and unhappiness.  He is forgiven.  Cheese.

7 comments:

  1. That pic of Anna coloring....ALL YOU!! I have never seen her look more like you...

    In fact...I have been the recipient of that look many, many times....

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  2. These photos could not be more endearing! So cute!

    An auntie in her 40s is looking forward to practicing her sneak attack technique.

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  3. Ha! That is adorable. If it makes you feel any better, I go to sleep with The Backyardigans' songs in my head..

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  4. She can count to 12! I am so impressed!

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  5. YES-- I'm with Heidi, that may as well be you staring up with that crayon in your hand. So funny! I love this post, and have bookmarked it for when I'm having a bad day and need to smile. :)

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  6. Love the one on the step! You have a genius on your hands lady!

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  7. Love her! She has the cutest little smile... thanks Elmo :)

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