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Monday, October 21, 2013

Mind Music

Pure magic inside that head!
Tracy was sitting there, bobbing to her favourite song.
Or at least her favourite-right-this-moment song.
Finally she turned to her mom.
“Mom, what’s that song?”
Her mom looked at her. “What song?”
Here’s where I should explain that the song four-year-old Tracy was bobbing to was running through her head.
And only in her head.
“That song in my head.”
See?
Her mom smiled at her. “I don’t know what song it is.”
“Yes you do! You know . . . that song!”
“Why don’t you try singing a bit of it and then I can help you.”
Tracy puckered up her little face and made a couple of noises. Then she sighed in frustration and said, “I can’t!”
“Well are there any words? You could tell them to me and I’d know.”
Again that earnest ‘I’m trying’ face. Again the sigh of defeat.
Suddenly the little girl brightened. “I know!” she said excitedly. “Come over here!”
Obligingly, her mom moved closer.
“Now put your ear here against mine!” Tracy commanded. “Then you’ll hear it!”
At last! the solution to the 'I've-got-a-song-stuck-in-my-head-and-I-haven't-a-clue-what-it-is' conundrum.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be four again?
Things were so simple then.

P.S. Her mom never mentioned whether or not she heard anything . . .

16 comments:

  1. It's hard to make sense of everything when you're four! I think it's actually quite an intelligent approach to the problem ... the song is in my head, my mom says she can't hear it, therefore if she gets closer to my head, surely that will help ...

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  2. This is one of my favorite Tracy stories ever!

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  3. Do NOT put your ear up against my head....fair warning...be afraid, be VERY afraid.

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  4. Tracy is so cute, in that picture and now!

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  5. This was so precious! I even read it to my husband.

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    1. She is a precious girl! With her own little girls, now. :)

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  6. That was indeed a very sweet story. It was so cute and the picture was adorable. Yes, four years old children is one of my favorite ages.
    Blessings!

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    1. Oh, so true! Thank you. Blessings to you!

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  7. Four is such a wonderful age. I remember each of my kids fourth year.

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    1. The perfect age. They can help out and you're still bigger than they are!

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  8. What a hoot! I laughed out loud!
    Love,
    Chris

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