Aug 8, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie

To help Stella fall asleep faster for her afternoon nap, I recently had the bright idea of letting her watch a different musical every afternoon. This worked like a charm for a few days. The Music Man and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers both put her out like a light. But then we watched Bye Bye Birdie...


And we have been watching Bye Bye Birdie at least once a day every day since then. The Bye Bye Birdie DVD must now be taken into the car when we run errands, and it was an absolute necessity on our recent trip to Mawmaw and Pawpaw's house.  Here is Stella sitting in her rocking chair (which was mine when I was little) enthralled by her current favorite movie...



And here she is reciting the Conrad Birdie pledge...



Bye Bye Birdie dethroned Enchanted as Stella's favorite. Every time Ann-Margret comes on the screen Stella says, "She is soooo beautiful."  She prances around the house flipping her hair and singing, "How lovely to be a woman, like ME!" at the top of her lungs and holding out the last note as long as she can.  She sings and dances with the rest of the songs and even makes her baby dolls faint when Birdie sings "Sincere."  I was also able to use the movie to teach her that being sincere means telling the truth.  She can't pronounce sincere, but at least she knows what it means!

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