Friday, January 26, 2007

The Ukulele revolution starts in the home


The new DZ Flea ukulele arrived today. After some initial protestation over the necessity of tuning the wee instrument, Lucia started to strum "Polly Wolly Doodle" and strike dramatic ukulele-player poses. Now she's doing windmills to "Cape Cod Girls" and other rollicking sea shanties. I can't keep up.


Psssst... what isn't pictured here:

Lucia: You don't play the ukulele!
Alkelda: Fine, you play the ukulele, and I'll play the guitar.
Lucia: You don't play the guitar!
Alkelda: That's not fair. You don't get to tell me I can't play the guitar. That's like me telling you that you can't play with your dollies.
Lucia: You don't play! You don't! (Bawl, screech, wail)
Alkelda: Bede, please come home. My daughter is oppressing me.

I'm not kidding. Sometimes Lucia says, "You don't sing it! You don't dance." I feel as if I'm in the middle of the film "Footloose" and Lucia is the character played by John Lithgow. There was a time when we sat next to each other and made music.

3 comments:

Lady K said...

AWWWWWW!!!!! :-))) It's so precious!

It's SO cool that Lucia has this much creativity.

What a WONDERFUL picture for her when she comes up. LOL Tell Bede to start shopping for shotguns NOW!

Fair thee well...!!! ;-)

Lady K said...

P.S. Looks JUST like her mama, if ya don't mind me saying...

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

Lady K: Awwww, you flatter me! You should see her when she's in deep concentration. She has Bede's frown. I love it.