Let it Go.
Today my little Rosebushes and I set out on an adventure. We were headed to the library for a Pinkalicious Party. If you're not familiar with Pinkalicious it's a series of children's books about a little girl who loves all things pink; much like my Emma. There was a promise of pink cotton candy at the end of the party so both kids were all in from the moment we left the house.
The real fun began as soon as we got in the car. The Frozen Soundtrack was requested from the back seat passengers so I happily found it on the ipad and we were off. If you read this blog often, or you know my kiddo, then you know that Emma is a true back seat singer. She sings. She dances. She is super dramatic. Now what you may not know is that she gets her car singing talent from me. I am an absolute rock star in my vehicle worthy of winning Grammy or Tony Awards. I have extreme stage fright though so I will NEVER EVER sing in public, NEVER. Sadly most of the world will never know the depths of my talent. Today we were doing a full scale mother/daughter performance in the car of "Let It Go". Full voice, hand motions, awesome facial expressions, the whole shebang. We stopped at a red light just in time for the big finale so I could really get into it. For those familiar with the song, "My power flurries through the air..." The best part of the song! Emma and I were AMAZING. We gave our all. It was a magnificent performance. I glanced back at Emma to congratulate her on a job well done and noticed that the car full of teenagers next to us were clapping and I'm not completely certain but one of them may have captured some of the performance on their cell phone.
Then I realized it...
I remembered that today was a beautiful day and we had been enjoying the cooler air with the sunroof open and the windows all the way down! We had been at the light long enough for these four kids to enjoy a show that Idina Menzel herself would have been proud of. I was horribly embarrassed but not Emma. Emma stuck her hand out the window and waived. She graciously took a small carseat restricted bow and then the light turned green and our audience was gone. As we continued on our way Emma said, "I really hope we made their day Mom."
I laughed told her that I am absolutely sure that they will never forget that awesome show.
The rest of our trip to the library was uneventful. When I asked Emma what her favorite part of the day was she said "When the people next to us in the car clapped for us. We were stars!"
My awful embarrassment was totally worth it because it made Emma's (and some random teenagers) day.