Saturday, August 18, 2012

When Abby Grows Up.....

When I was a kid there were so many things I wanted to be when I grew up. Everything from actress to pharmacist made my list of desired occupations. It wasn't until my third year of college that I finally settled on being a teacher (my poor mother!), and that was after majoring in psychology and then in business. I can only imagine what Abby's future holds, but if I were to guess by today's antics there are two jobs in the running.

"STOMP" Performer

Have you heard of STOMP? (If you haven't, go here.) It is a wonderful show where percussionists use all sorts of movement and materials to create a fascinating rhythm explosion. I don't think that Abby would like the performance, since it would probably be way too loud for her, but I bet she would have a wonderful time if she were let loose on the instruments. Today was a drumming day, and after being at a loss to provide her with a suitable drum I finally spied the clothes hamper and turned it upside-down. She loved that!

You can't see it, because she is drumming so quickly, but
she is holding two wooden spoons for drumsticks. Man,
that kid can really drum fast and loud!

I think she'd make a wonderful addition to the STOMP crew, don't you?


Abby has declared herself to be a superhero on several different occasions, but today, she really got into it. She has the phrases down. She was telling us that she was going to "save the day" and would yell out, "Superhero Abby to the rescue!" She also shared a bit about her super-abilities. She told me that she could fly and be underwater at the same time! Now, if that isn't amazing, I don't know what is. She certainly has the stance down, as you can see by the picture below.

There is so much about this that is perfect: the power-fist,
the hand on the hip, the sparkly pink cape, the socks - not
to mention how wonderfully that toe is pointed!
I think she nailed this one.

Like many good superheros, she came up with her own outfit. I could easily see this working for her as well.

So there you have it....Abby's ambitions.


  1. wow that second picture! She has some awesome ballet form! Add that to the list too! :)

    1. I know! I was so impressed with that toe! It's good to know that a real dancer, like you, was as well. Looks like we will be heading to dance class this fall :-)