Ella has been sick since yesterday and let me tell you, a sick baby is quite the test of how much you can handle as a parent and not want to run away to Mexico…or Provo (the margaritas aren’t that great but they do have rice pudding)…whichever works.
To try and avoid mommy wanting to run away, Tom was trying to get Ella to smile by bouncing her on his knee and playing the “This is the way the lady rides” game. There are only three ways to bounce though (the lady, the gentleman and the farmer) and she was actually smiling so Tom kept going. “This is the way the sheriff rides, pow, pow, pow!”. He had Ella pointing her fingers like pistols and she started to frown. Then he had her mime cocking a shotgun. Apparently she is violently opposed to violence because the screaming…oh…the screaming! I had to find The Muppet Show clip of chickens playing the piano in order to calm her down.
After all, we might not be NRA members in this house but we do support the arts.