We are still celebrating Christmas around here. I have taken down the decorations, but the presents continue. My brother and his wife are coming in this weekend to draw the season to a close. Sunday, we celebrated with the hubby’s mom. She has started a tradition of taking Lily with her to shop for presents. You just never know what she is going to pick.
This year, she could not stop talking about how she had picked out a Hannah Montana guitar. Actually this was how the conversation went on Saturday after shopping
Lily: Mimi says what I picked out should be a surprise.
Mom and Dad: Well, then you probably shouldn’t tell us. We will just find out tomorrow when you open your present.
Lily: Well, if you guessed it wouldn’t be me telling you.
Mom and Dad: That’s OK sweetie, we will just wait until tomorrow.
Lily: No, guess
Mom and Dad: I don’t know a Barbie, a game, something Disney princess?
Lily: No, it’s a musical instrument.
Mom and Dad: A piano
Lily: No, it has strings.
How’s that for keeping it a surprise? She says, “It’s a Hannah Montana guitar!” Now I am getting a little nervous because I realize I may be the only person on earth, but I am not that familiar with Hannah Montana (I missed that Oprah). All I know is that she is loved by teens and tweens. Although Lily is 4 going on 13, she is only 4. So I am not sure I want her loving a tween superstar. As the night goes on, she can’t stop talking about this thing. She even thanks God for it during her prayers. At this point, she doesn’t even own the thing yet!
So we head over to Mimi’s for Christmas and I finally set eyes on this toy. It is a guitar that plays Hannah Montana songs and has a microphone that attaches to it so you can string along. The guitar even has a strap for full effect. So I have been listening to Hannah Montana songs for 2 days now. I must admit, they are pretty catchy. And Lily doesn’t really care about the actual Hannah Montana. I did discover after watching my DVR’d Oprah that she is actually quality teen star (which I pray continues in this sad, sad, Britney world). Either way, Lily doesn’t want to be Hannah Montana.
Oh no, Lily told me today, she wants to be a rockstar when she grows up. Me too sweetie, me too.