Friday, May 30, 2008

No. You watch.

Emmi had a dance recital of sorts yesterday. She worked all semester on the dance. Despite her balance issues, and the fact that doctors once said she would never even be able to stand up, she learned the whole dance. She practiced at home for weeks. She knew it. She really did.

The tap dance went great. She missed a few parts, as she was distracted by everyone watching. But at least she wasn't the kid who was too scared to perform or the one that was skipping around making some weird noise.

Then it came time for the ballet. They lined up. Emmi was talking to Jill, waving to my mom, and wiggling around. My mom signed for her to watch. Then. All hell broke loose. A sign language argument ensued. One in which she says not one word. Just signs "STOP" multiple times, followed by many other things. Eventually, there is some dancing. Although, not at all what the other children are doing. By the time, the second performance rolls around, we thought she had calmed down.

We were wrong.... And so.... argument 1 and 2.

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12 comments:

Tiffany said...

Emmi will bust a move on you. You could totally tell she meant business!

David said...

I need Emmi to give me some of that balance

I am Trish Marie said...

The second implant helped tremendously with the balance. You should have seen her before that. She could not walk in a staight line for more than a few steps!

Karin's Korner said...

I think it is precious. I am sure you were not thinking that at the time but when you show her this video when she is older you will all have a laugh at this.

Erin and Liann said...

How cute is she!! And in all honesty? That naughty little child of yours has more balance than I do.... Totally not kidding...

Lee

Sheri said...

Oh, CLASSIC!!! Now, I am sure you are very happy you did pull Jill out of school early to see that. :D Man, I have to remember not to mess with Emmi anymore.

rubyredruca said...

That is so funny! You will be able to torture her with that footage forever!!!!!

Betsey Booms said...

That is like America's Funniest Home Videos funny...

She is crazy cute with attitude.

Tina said...

Cutest video ever.

Lisa said...

Ok...I don't know sign language, but I'm pretty sure she said "bite me" at least once in the first one. ps Mostly doctors try to make you feel bad mostly looks like she's doing pretty well...even with all the movie watching and swimming and not being taught stuff all summer...

Allie Bear said...

She is so effing cute and that was hilarious. I don't know how you didn't laugh your ass off while you were filming that.

Leah J. said...

Oh my gosh!!! I LOVE all of the giggling going on in the background - was that Jill? You cracking up at the end was classic! I am so proud of Emmi! Precious! By the way ... you are tagged. See my blog.