I really enjoy singing to God. It's one of the ways He uses to connect with me in the depths of my deep.
(I realize that last sentence sounds maybe a little pretentious or esoteric or stupid or some other big fancy word...I apologize.)
(But it's true.)
Naturally, I also love to sing to Butterbean. She's sort of a captive audience right now since she doesn't know how to
She came to visit Tuesday evening (squee!) and I had the fun task of getting her to go to sleep. Back in the day say, oh, 3 or 4 weeks ago...she was really easy to go to sleep and she was a great napper. Lately she's been somewhat of a...shall we say...*insert air quotes here* challenge.
It appears that looking at the back of her eyelids has suddenly become unappealing to her.
So she and I went to the bedroom and we rocked and I sang and she listened and drooled and chewed on her blankie and played with her toes, and I sang some more, and she would lay her head on my chest and rock with me. But the sleeping part? Nopey.
Finally, after singing every Willie Nelson song I could think of (not really. Sorry. Big n Rich just sort of popped out...eww) and 14 repeats of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" she finally (have I said that already?) closed her eyes.
Y'all...it was a good thing because I was sung OUT. I was so desperate I almost started singing The Barney Song. And given the amount of loathing I have for that show (not because it's BAD but because my daughter made me watch it over. and over. and over.) I feel sure I would not have been able to get through that without needing copious amounts of
My husband and daughter were in the living room when I came out and my husband says, "Gosh babe, I was feeling so sorry for you. That was a LOT of singing."
My voice. It carries.
And you know what I say to that? A big fat "whatever." In fact, I think now that maybe 'Bean wasn't being ornery. She just liked my singing.
So Christina girl...you listenin'? Be glad that I'm a Mimi. Be very glad.
Because if ever I was to show up on your stage honey, it would be on like Donkey Kong.
'Cause Mimi can throw down some Barney.