My Beautiful Wickedness

Samba Parade
July 20, 2009, 3:29 pm
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Summer is very laid back. We sit around in our jammies and watch documentaries about the Rio Carnavale before breakfast and have a leisurely bout of e-mailing in the mid-morning. And then, out of the blue, I hear a distinct samba rhythm being beaten out in Kid’s playroom. “No, you line up right here. It’s not your school’s turn in the sambadrome yet. Nic, you get to go first. Your school is Mille Flor.”

Now, there’s no one except the two of us in the house. John’s at work. The cat couldn’t possibly be hitting the toybox like that. So it must be Kid. But who is she talking to? Her dolls. She’s dressed them all up in her best approximation of samba costumes, with coffee filter skirts and halter tops made of scrap fabric and ribbon. Their headbands are twisted foil.

This is why I love kids. They can go from not knowing anything about Rio to putting on their own samba parade in an hour.


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ahh samba 🙂 nice blog 🙂

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