last week sometime, when the normal screaming escapade began, we told Ellie that screaming at Alice to stop crying probably wasn't the best option. we told her that maybe she should ask her nicely to stop crying, and then sing to her, and Alice might stop.
it was a genius solution. (love when that happens)
for the past several nights, Ellie will start to do her normal panic/yell back at Alice...and then remember. she'll then ask her nicely, "please sweetie. don't cry. i'll sing you a song." and then she'll go on to sing to Alice.
you guys! it is so so so sweet.
she sings "Twinkle Twinkle," "Down by the Bay" (to which Ellie says the most ridiculous things and they both laugh hysterically -- super cute), and the aforementioned house-favorite "Part of Your World." two nights ago, i noticed that Ellie knew (almost) all the words perfectly (aside for the ones that she puts other lyrics in because she doesn't know that word- i love that). do you guys know that song very well? well, if you don't, it is LONG! and she knows the WHOLE thing! so last night, while we were picking up/getting ready for bed, i asked Ellie if she'd sing it for me. our little performer very willingly obliged (as long as she could wear her Ariel dress-up and hold her Ariel doll)- and i just had to share.
it's a little long, but so cute - (meant especially for the grandmas out there).
(ps pay attention to Alice interjecting her little voice in a few times...)
i love little kids so much.