Uh-oh! Madison had better work on that. The potty watch and the tinkle dots seem to help, but we still haven't completely graduated from Potty School yet.
SO, one of our most frequent recent quotes to Madison is this: "Ballerinas stay dry." *
Tonight was a fun night at dinner time. Daddy plugged in some of our new records from Great Grandma, including the Chipmunks. Mommy recognized one of the records while it was playing, which was fun. Madison was wanting to hear the record, especially after seeing the album covers. Daddy is wanting to get a new turntable for some of these records, just for the novelty of it, or in some cases just to reminisce about a great time in history.
We have plenty of Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and Dean Martin on CDs, and the quality is crisp and dynamic. But there's something about putting on a record that's just a unique experience. Tonight, while eating the tasty spaghetti that Mommy made for us, Daddy found one of the Dean Martin albums and put it on for dinner music. It was funny, because at one point I had to get up and go to the living room in order to turn the record over. Still, it was worth it. Like I said, it is a unique experience having a turntable and listening to old records. In fact, there are some recordings that never made it to tape or CD. Some things may only be on record right now, so it is the only way to listen to it!
Madison saw the records playing and sees how they work, spinning around. She enjoyed the Chipmunks, and enjoyed dinner with Mommy and Daddy as we all sat around and listened to Dino.
I'm not talking about "Dino" from "The Flintstones!"
*I'm sure Mikhail Baryshnikov's parents used a similar argument when he was a toddler.