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Repeat Performance

Little L is just like her dad in many good ways, but also in a few annoying ways as well.  One of these less-than-awesome similarities is her penchant for wanting to hear the same thing over and over again.

She is an audiophile-in-diapers, and there are certain sounds or words or songs that really strike her fancy, and she would seriously love nothing more than to hear that repeated all day long.  For those of you who knew Hubbs back in the day, it's like his love for Crystal Waters (la da dee, la da daah...)

Little L likes to shove books in our faces now, with a commanding imperative, "Read!"  Then she will sit herself on our lap, turn to the page she likes (it's usually one page in a book), point, and wait for us to deliver a radio-play-worthy performance.  After we finish and attempt to turn the page, she will flip it right back to hter fave page and point again.  Repeat repeat repeat.

When she is playing her little musical toys on her own, she will now keep pressing through the rotations of songs until she finds the *one* song on the toy that she loves most.  For her Meowsic keyboard, it's "If You're Happy (And You Know It)" and for her other keyboard, it's "This Old Man."  
Although the repetition is endearing the first couple of times, it loses its charm after the tenth read of page 6.  Also, to refuse to continue reading invites Little L's wrath (loud whining and following you around while shoving the book into your leg), which isn't great either.  

Here's hoping this is just a phase.  It's annoying and unpleasant for all of us :(


Kitten said…
Only have two children of my own, but both do this, or did this. It is a phase, it lasts a bit. Keep trying to turn the page to read more, but the song thing is kind of hopeless for a bit.
Mrs. Loquacious said…
The silver lining: turns out my memory isn't totally shot just yet, since I've memorized several pages and books in the past few weeks! ;)

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