Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My Girl

About a month ago, Dan and I stayed up late to watch the Temptations movie. It was way past our bedtime but the roller coaster ride that is the Temptations had us glued to the TV. We have basic cable, what can I say.

While watching the movie, we learned many fun facts about the famous group along with being serenaded to their big hits throughout the show. When we heard, My Girl, I turned to to say to Dan, "We should sing that one to Riley."

You see, after the lights are turned out, the shades drawn and Little Miss Riley has her paci and blankies, she lays her head down on my shoulder as Daddy and I sing some tunes. We had been singing, You are My Sunshine, Itsy Bitsy, Skinna ma rinky-dink, skinna ma rinky-do (You know the usual...) but Riley was growing tired of the old routine.

Side Note: Dan and I only know the first portion of the song. My Mom gave us the Greatest Hits of the Temptations CD while Riley and I were visiting Texas so Dan and I could learn the words. It also doesn't help that the Drama teacher in me comes out during our performance times and I attempt to turn the sweet good night into a small show. Picture this: Dan - you say the first "my girl" then I go...then you go... You get the idea.

But I digress.

This evening, Dan decides to bust out the CD during bedtime tonight. All three of us are dancing and snapping our fingers in her room to My Girl. Standing on her tippy-toes, Riley even joins in with a few snap-attempts of her own.

It was a good dress rehearsal of our little show. We still have some more studying to do because we are still not sure what comes after the first chorus.

1 comment:

Daddy said...

Very sweet. Video???


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