She's such a delightful child; truly. Folks tell me this all.the.time. so it's not just mommy-pride! :)
Anyway, here is just a snippet of a conversation we had this afternoon...
Mary: "Mama, I've got amazing news. Great news, really."
Me: "Oh, what's that?"
Mary: "I made it all the way across the monkey bars at school today. And...Ella and I have decided to open a horse farm together. It's going to be part ranch and part gift shop."
"Oh, and it will have a bar too. You know, for food and stuff. And Mrs. Gay said she wants to cook for us. If she's still young enough. Do you think she'll have kids by then? Oh, and kids of employees get to eat free. Only they only can have one meal...we do need to make money."
BREATHE, Mary, BREATHE!
Mary: "Oh, and Ella's gonna dance at it, and I'm gonna sing and play guitar."
Me: "Just like Taylor Swift."
Mary: "Hey, yah. Only, maybe she'll come visit us and stuff."
Lots of "and stuff" flying around!
Anyway, we don't listen to a lot of contemporary music around our house...not as much as we used to, but Mary does love Taylor Swift. And for now, I'm comfortable with that.
As we watched the 54th Grammy's last week, I recorded Taylor Swift's performance of Mean for Mary. She had long gone to bed, and I feel like it's an anthem of sorts to anti-bullying and a message to all those kiddos who do struggle with this.
Anyway, the You Tube clip that I am attaching is from Taylor Swift's performance at the ACM awards in 2011. I loved the set and costumes from her Grammy performance, but for some reason that You Tube clip has some crass language from an "ad" attached to it when you embed. No thank you.
P.S. Mary really does want to learn to play guitar...after she masters the violin. Apparently, a classmate take violin lessons and now my girl is jonesing to take lessons too! Especially, after watching the video clip!