I’ll never forget the first time she requested to watch “Who’s the Boss”. I was wracking my brain…”When did I introduce her to the world of Tony Danza? I don’t have ‘Who’s the Boss’ on DVD, do I? I probably should….but, no.”
It wasn’t until in utter miscommunication-frustration, she followed up her request with, “Mooooooom, I wanna see the meeean witch on Whosthebossz” that it finally clicked.
Thus began her Wizard of Oz fascination. The kid is obsessed with musicals, but good ol’ Dorothy holds a special place in her little heart. We watch WoZ daily, along with the terrible-but-kinda-grows-on-you-after-500-viewings, remake “Dorothy’s Return to Oz”. Poor Zoe is her unwilling sidekick, playing the role of Toto to perfection- as best her tea-cup yorkie self can handle.
Every raised surface in our house is a stage, on which she belts, “Ober-der, Ober the rainbow…” (“somewhere” is not quite in the vocab yet!) and when we drive, everything she sees out the window, relates in someway to the Land that is Oz. “Mom, dat tractor like in Wizard of Oz?” (we have the name down now.) “Mom, see dose trees? Da Yion live in der. He jump out and say rooooar!” And as if you were thinking the car was at least a respite from the Wizard of Oz DVD loop occurring at home, think again. The Wizard of Oz or Wicked soundtracks are her driving tun-ages of choice. (My vote lies with Wicked) 😉
And so, it seemed only expected that when I asked her a few months back what she wanted to be for Halloween, the answer was unmistakably: “DARAFEE!!”
Of course, lil’ sis’ costume was still up for grabs so I let Quin help me choose….
**As far as the editing goes, yes, I realize we are tipping the scales at a “10” on the cheesiness factor. But let me tell you something- her little face when I showed her these pictures…worth every single solitary yellow-GD-brick-placing-second. 😉