Monday, July 2, 2007

Home of the Brave



"Oh say can you see........" The Star Spangled Banner is one of my favorite songs to sing. I love to belt it out like I know what I'm doing. I love to stand proud, and sing loud, pretending to perform it at a big ball game or something. The louder the better....the cheesier the better. Belt it baby...BELT IT!

I have passed this little quirk right on to my sweet girl. Last year, about this time, I bought her a flag. It is a medium sized flag on a little wooden dowel. Of course I bought it hoping to get some darling pictures of her waving it around. Didn't happen, and I am not sure why. I have "mommy brain" and don't recall things that happened yesterday, let alone a year ago. Anyhow, this little flag has had a permanent home in her toy collection ever since. One day, as she was pretending to ride it like a stick horse, I thought..."She has no idea what this is!" So I asked her nicely if mama could have it for a minute. I then proceeded to plant my feet, stand tall, wave that flag, and sing my special rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner". It should be noted that the last verse MUST be sung with a lot of passion and fanfare for it to be just right. The smile on my girl's face when I finished is a memory I'll never forget. I touched her heart that day. Ummmmm well, maybe not her heart....it might have been her funny bone, but I touch something. I flicked a switch....I started something indeed. I handed her the flag, and she gave it her best shot. I have to say, SHE IS GOOD! That girl has pipes!

Since then, Miss Sugar and I, take turns belting out the last verse and waving the flag at least once a week. It is a fun game, and we can drive the dog nuts while we're at it. GOOD TIMES! I've tried to video it a few times, but my girl gets camera shy. It's a shame, because it has to be the cutest thing I have ever seen. She stands proud. She waves that flag. She sings LOUD! That's my girl.
"and the homeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee....of theeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee BRAVEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!"

Here she is singing for me! Happy July Everyone!!!



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Laura said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is that?!? I can totally picture her belting it out! And the pics are great too! :)

Nichole said...

Oh you must get video of that! Hide it in her stuffed animals or something!

Pam said...

I love our national anthem too, but I can't belt it out. It turns into more like croaking because of the giant lump in my throat. Cute pictures!

Donetta said...

I love a child under our flag. Come visit my post of my kids and the poem I wrote about them.

Lauren said...

Oh I hope you can catch that on video sometime. I would LOVE to see it. She is so stinkin' cute!!!!

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

How sweet is that? I'd love to see some video!

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