This is the week of the Hattie Belle. I was sitting on the sofa tonight between her and big sis, Sophie. We were watching a Tom and Jerry DVD. She was giggling uncontrollably, squealing at their silly antics.
"I can't hold it in ... I can't hold it in", she kept repeating, mostly to herself. I looked at her in amazement. Out of the mouths of babes. It seemed such a grown-up moment for a three-year old.
She turned to me and felt she had to justify her laugh attack. "Babci, I can't stop laughing. Tom and Jerry are SO funny."
For one night, Barbie Princesses were forgotten as my granddaughter was introduced to the adventures of a cartoon cat and mouse who delighted me as a kid. I shared in her glee. She reminded me of another little girl so many years ago ....