Saturday, May 29, 2010

Fiddle Dee Dee....

A couple of years ago, we watched Gone With the Wind with the kids.  They both loved the movie, but Paige was fascinated by Scarlett O'Hara and her amazing ability to raise one eyebrow.
She couldn't stop talking about it.

She walked around the house for weeks making funny faces, trying and trying to master the elusive technique.

She spent hours in front of the mirror, contorting her face, trying to get it.

Every day or so she would run out to ask us if she was doing it.  Sadly, she never was.

I admit it - we laughed at her.
We teased her.
We made fun of her.

It wasn't very nice of us.

In spite of her non-supportive family, Paige persevered.  She continued her contortions in front of the mirror and eventually she managed to raise one eyebrow in a slightly contemptuous way reminiscent of Katie Scarlett O'Hara.

We were treated to exhibits of her new-found skill constantly.
She was so proud of herself.

This was over a year ago.

Today in the car on the way to rehearsal, completely out of the blue, she said...

"I am SO glad I mastered the art of raising one eyebrow."

"Ummm....well, so am I, honey." 

"LOOK!  LOOK!! LOOK!!!!"

"Paige, I can't - I'm driving right now."

"Well, I think it's a really useful skill."

It is.  It really is.

Not everyone can do it, you know.
It takes great muscle control.
And talent.

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