May 08, 2010

Something's Coming

Remember the song from West Side Story where Tony is in the back of Doc's store singing his heart out about something great that's coming? I love that one too. In fact I love all the songs in WSS. I don't even care that the Jets sing about tobacco consumption and that my kids repeat the lyrics. My least favorite used to be 'Maria' but I grew up and now I love that one too. He's so romantic, that Tony. Why can't men go walking around in dark alley ways singing about their love like they did back in the day?

ANYWAYS, Big Girl has discovered at the tender age of 7 a love for musicals (just like her mother did, again... back in the day), and I just love hearing her walk around singing songs like'Shapoopi' from the Music Man or 'I Cain't Say No' from Oklahoma. And now, whenever she sees these lovely almost blooming irises in our front yard she will sing 'Something's Coming'. I admit that sometimes I start her off when I see them first. We back out of the drive take a look to our left and burst into song, just like in the musicals. "Something's coming I don't know what it is, but it is, gonna be great! The air is hummin and something great is coming"
Well finally yesterday, our something finally came and it was great, just like we knew it was gonna be! Don't you just love spring?
AND we got a bonus in that after several nights of abandoned extraction attempts by her father, Big Girl's front tooth finally made it's way out of her mouth. It came out all by itself in her sleep and was almost swallowed in the morning. Congratulations Big Girl for finally losing a another tooth so you can catch up to that snotty-pants-girl who's keeping close track of everyone's mixed dentition in your first grade class. And thanks for being a good sport when the tooth fairy forgot to pay you the first time. Good things come to those who wait! And now we have a whole new reason for singing 'Something's coming I don't know what it is but I think that it is gonna be a tooth!'


CSIowa said...

I bet snotty girl's mother doesn't even know the phrase "mixed dentition." So there.

Eileen said...

Congrats on the tooth!! I loved musicals when I was little too and I called them, "musical dance-icals", or so I'm told.

Cheeseboy said...

As a first grade teacher, all the lost teeth kinda grosses me out. However, I am glad she got hers and didn't swallow it. Very cool.

Natalie Daines said...

The little toothless grin is adorable. Congrats to big girl!