Taylor plays video games sometimes. She’s pretty good at bowling on Wii Sports if you get her lined up just right and help her with her wrist motion the first couple of frames. And she does a mean hula hoop on Wii Fit. Unlike her big sister, though, T prefers to unwind with her music. Put her in a room with a stack of CDs and her CD player or her iPod, and she’ll entertain herself for hours on end. She used to sing all of the words to the songs. These days, she doesn’t sing the words very often. Instead, she picks out certain notes and hangs on them forever, like a miniature opera singer. She’s (almost) always in key. Sometimes we have to remind T not to do this – at least not so loudly – when we’re in a public place. But part of me hates to take it away from her. Pictures mean nothing to her now. Music is everything.
Here’s to all of the mindless activities ever invented for the escapement and enjoyment of the mind and the soul. And here’s to the next few hours in front of my TV. Wish me luck! 🙂