Sunday, June 08, 2008

Of Ear Worms and Waterplay

Sunday Morning: before a certain chore must be done today, I have a bit of time on my hands. So, I have chosen a few photos for your viewing pleasure. You're welcome. But before I get to them, I must tell you that I am blaring music in an effort to rid my brain of an ear worm.

I hadn't heard that term until a few weeks ago when I came across it twice within a week, once from reading and once from hearing. It's simply the term that some use for a song that gets stuck in your head. Usually it's just a fragment of a song, and it tends to drive one to distraction. In my case it was Raffi's Bamana Phone, and I'll allow you three guesses should you need that many to guess why a Raffi song is stuck in my head.

So, the iPod is in the speakers, and I'm playing it rather loudly — considering the size of this room and that I'm only about a yard from the speakers. It's actually not that loud in decibel terms.

It's turned hotter than the hinges of hell here in the past few days, so we allowed Nikki Dee a little water play after taking her to the park the other day. The dainty little princess got rather filthy playing in the sand, so the water both cleansed and cooled. I took these pictures through a gap in the gazebo-style tent. She seems quite contemplative in the first.



And then the splashing began in earnest.


7 comments:

ChrisB said...

One thing I keep meaning to say is how good she is at keeping her hat on. I don't remember my grandchildren being that good except for the ones with ties!

womaninawindow said...

Those photos are the epitomy of delight! And I'm relieved that the ear worm is not really a worm. I was getting a little anxious...

Ruth said...

Lol! A Raffi ear worm...I have had several, but had no name for them. Nikki Dee grows cuter every week!

Amanda said...

Now, the little one has the right idea of what to do on a hot summers day!
Love the pictures.
Amanda

Donna said...

I'm with chrisB...How Ever do you get her to keep that hat on???!!LOL
My babies would have made mincemeat of it in ten seconds or less...I think it's Lovely!!hughugs

Turtle Guy said...

Ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring, ring... bananna-phone...

I'll call my neighbour,
Call my cat,
Call the White House,
Have a chat...

...am I helping?

Janet said...

We got the kid's pool out this weekend as well (it lives on our deck). As to the earworm, I'd prefer a Raffi song to "BOOOOOOB the Builder . . .".