Monday, October 1, 2007

The Importance of Being Tatum

  1. She likes to follow rules... teeth brushing, seat belt wearing, pre-dinner snacking, the slightest violation will bring her to tears.
  2. She thinks Sponge Bob is the Devil. I don't really care for Sponge Bob, myself, but she absolutely detests him. Once she came came in to tell me Davis was doing something "really bad." I rushed out, terrified as to what I might find... he was sitting in front of the TV watching Sponge Bob. After coming home from a date once, she broke out into tears, announcing "the babysitter made us watch Sponge Bob." These are just a few instances. Watch out Sponge Bob.
  3. She likes to sing Ariel's "Ahhh, Ahhhh, Ahhhh" quite loudly in public places, but is as tone deaf as her mother. We get a lot of raised eyebrows.
  4. She misses her grandpas, grandmas, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends from Arizona. She likes to break out in a fake whimper cry, often during sacrament, in the doctor's office, while in line at the grocery store or in other inappropriate places, until a bystander asks her what's wrong, then she dramatically whimpers out, I miss my grandmas... or whoever she is missing at the moment.
  5. She puts soda on the same levels as illegal narcotics and embarrassingly confesses to people that sometimes her daddy drinks soda.
  6. She has a future as a singer/songwriter. Her newest song is, "I looked out the window and what did I see, One little, two little, three little, four little, five little missionaries staring back at me." A little creepy, but a Tatum original nonetheless.


Niki McDowell said...

So, funny, I think Brock is with Tatum on #1 no breaking rules. But they would definitely get into a dual over spongebob.

amanda p. said...

Eden and Tatum were destined to become friends... Eden has now taught Delia so sing the Ariel song too:) She wants to be the Little Mermaid for Halloween and says Delia can be the crab (poor little sister) It probably won't happen since I feel I still have somewhat control over what they are for Halloween and I think we can come up with something better :) Glad things are going good & we miss you guys!

Kate McEuen said...

Those are so funny! Tatum is such a little spitfire! I miss you guys being closer. :(
PS Great job on the have to show me how.

Jera Farnsworth said...

Melissa- i found your link from Kate's blog. how are you liking cali. your day trip to carlsbad brings me way back. we went there lots during the summer! so fun. i hope you are enjoying it out there. do you plan to come back to hot az someday? your kids are getting so big and cute! and congrats on your 3rd!

WaynenRissnKids said...

I thought it was precious listening to Tatum sing Ariel the other day at the park. She is the one thing Aiden can't stand to lose when we move. He keeps asking why Tatum can't just come live with us in Nebraska when we move.