Hold your applause until the end of the show, whenever that is.

In keeping with my desire to introduce my children to all of the same fun stuff I grew up with, I recently let Ane watch the 1982 movie version of Annie. To say that she loved it would be an understatement.

It was one of my favorite movies when I was her age. When it came out in theaters, my mother actually took me to see it twice. So, as an adult, I now own the movie on DVD (widescreen, thank you), and the soundtrack on CD.

We’ve been listening to the soundtrack about once a day around here, and Ane has been Hard Knock Life-ing ever since. That is currently her favorite song, and she’ll keep going even after the song ends on the CD because she’s too busy ordering her brother to “polish my shoes” to notice that it’s over.

Apparently she did a whole review in the nursery on Wednesday night, much to the amusement of the adults in there. She showed off for Obachan yesterday at her house after lunch. And I am constantly being told to sing counter-point to whatever Annie’s lines are, so she can belt them out at the top of her lungs.

When she first heard about all this, my mother grinned and said, “Hmm, I wonder… does she get this from her mother?

I’m not denying it, but I was telling the Webmaster about me seeing the movie twice, and he looked at the floor and said, “Yeah, I did, too. I kinda had a crush on the girl who played Annie.”

Maybe this is all genetic! In the meantime, please don’t interrupt the ongoing performance, and please don’t sing along unless you want to get told off by a three-year-old: “No, I do it!”

One Response to “Hold your applause until the end of the show, whenever that is.”

  1. Little Cousin's Mommy
    May 4th, 2007 18:06

    Yup, she’s your kid alright. This one you can’t blame on me.