|SOMEBODY forgot to water my flowers while I was gone. And of course the weather decided to get all hot at the same time.|
Bria is infected with a Percy Jackson obsession. It's not too bad, though She's learning all about Greek/Roman/Egyptian mythologies and she's READING in her spare time instead of dinking around on her iPod. It's a good obsession.
Sophia is infected with a cheetah obsession. She told me herself that she wishes all of her clothes were cheetah print. My mom and I worked hard to appease her while we were school shopping in Utah this last week, so she was thrilled with her haul. Since Gymboree and The Children's Place are both hotbeds of animal print, it wasn't too difficult. I just wonder what her teacher will think of a child whose wardrobe consists of 95% cheetah printed items.
Chloe has One Direction Infection. Big time. She might even die, she's so sick with this infection (her words). On the eight hours of airline flights, plus every spare moment besides, she held me captive with One Direction trivia, little-known-facts, and song lyrics. I know EVERYTHING about them now. Except, Chloe still knows more.
|Sitting in my parents' kitchen last week schooling me and my brother about One Direction.|
I do not remember being this obsessed with a band when I was only ten years old. Or maybe ever. I certainly didn't care for the boy bands of my time (NKOTB and Backstreet Boys), but I did rather like Depeche Mode. I had one poster of them in my room--in my closet, actually. Chloe, on the other hand, already has at least twenty posters and magazine clippings of One Direction in her room. And she doesn't discreetly stick them in her closet, either!
It's actually really cute. But her mind really does think in only one direction (heh) lately. And, I bought her the sheet music to What Makes You Beautiful, and she learned to play it really fast. So it encourages both piano practice and artistic creativity. I guess it's a good obsession--I just can't wait until school starts and she can begin to fill her mind with other things. Like maybe math.
|Guess what I told them to say here? That's right: "ONE DIRECTION!!!" You can see how Bria feels about that. And Chloe. Sophia is like Switzerland on the matter. Totally neutral.|