Friday, June 25, 2010

The Apple and the Tree

Ever hear the saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree"? I think I've just become the tree and my children are the apples.

Out of nowhere Emma and Abby started acting out a play. This shouldn't surprise me since they like to do that kind of stuff (don't know where they get it). I started paying a little closer attention and realized they were playing the final death scene from Romeo and Juliet. (Despite my aversion to Taylor Swift's song, I actually don't have much against the play itself.) I don't really know how they know the story, but they do. They practiced and finally showed me their final performance:

Emma and Abby lock arms and skip around saying, "We're in love, we're in love. I'm Romeo and this is Juliet. We're in love." Then Matt stops them and says, "You can't be together!" Then Juliet (Abby) pretends to die. Romeo (Emma) sees this, dies. Juliet wakes up, sees Romeo, and dies.

I sat there thinking, "Wow, it's true. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." Then Millie wanted in on the action and ran around in circles screaming at the top of her lungs and Romeo and Juliet arose as zombies and chased Matt around the room too.

I'm currently reconsidering the accuracy of the Tree Theory.

1 comment:

Lori said...

It's nice to know that after their death, Romeo and Juliet were still together. Even if they were zombies. :) Love it!