Saturday, December 27, 2008

TRUMPET!!!!

Is it Christmas yet, Mom? Yes, Munchkin. Can I open my presents? Yes, Munchkin. Why don't you try this one--it says it's from Santa to Munchkin. Okay!


[Pause for toddler OCD removal of every scrap of wrapping paper and tape, and a terribly long interval before she turns the box around to get the view of what's in it .]

[Inarticulate joyful toddler gurgling and the beginnings of a frantic wiggle]

Mom! Mom! Can you take it out of the box?


Can it be? Is it? Trumpet! TRUMPET! TRUMPETTTTTTT!


Now how do you play this thing?


Ah yes, I see.

TOOT!

She pretty much hasn't put it down since. She even had her nap with it Christmas day, and we heard soft toots coming from her room for an hour after she went down. It was a real hit.

Best Christmas ever.

15 comments:

crazymumma said...

A trumpet. awesome.

but why. why does she love trumpet so much. I need to know!

Mimi said...

God, if I knew, I would tell you. Who knows? She loves marching bands of all kinds, generally, but I don't know where the trumpet mania comes from. You should see her go with this thing, though, walking and blowing at the same time, pleased as punch ...

Kyla said...

YAY! I'm so glad she was so happy.

No Mother Earth said...

Move over Wynton.

She has the makings of a genius.

Jenifer said...

I am so glad the trumpet brought her as much happiness as you thought, obviously it was a huge hit.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays and Happy New Year to all of you.

alejna said...

What a cutie! I love those photos. Do we get a video at some point, too?

Mad said...

Oh, I am so happy she liked it. What joy!

Omaha Mama said...

I can't believe these toddlers are getting so big! Your little munchkin is just so cute! :0)
At our house, it was "TWAIN! A Twain!!! Santa brought a twain! Choo choo!"

slouching mom said...

Oh, that is PRECIOUS.

hoppytoddle said...

I know it's awful, but I can't pass it up. I can't believe no one has said anything.

It's so telling that your child is, literally, at such a young age no less, so interested in learning how to toot her own horn. Great work.

Looking forward to hearing how this progresses.

Bea said...

Us too - this was the year the kids really GOT Christmas. Best Christmas ever.

Patti said...

So...I have to ask....are you sick of the trumpeting yet???

LOL

Beck said...

AW! Awesome. I'm so happy for her.

the new girl said...

Aw. Look at her. So sweet!

kittenpie said...

Awesome! Good for you. we ended up determined to get Pumpkinpie her one and first serious Santa request this year, too, but it was indeed branded - a barbie.