Today the mother of The World’s Most Beautiful Baby had a full day scheduled, so Amelia May came to our house for the day. Which was good. I’ve got a big Spanish test on Thursday and could use a study partner. So the plan was to listen to the conjugation of regular Spanish verbs. Clearly, that would be as entertaining as Winnie the Pooh. Things started fine with the audio portion of my class material. Then I put on a little Mariachi music to get us both in the mood.

Interesting note: did you know it’s possible to send a baby into sensory overload in less than ten minutes? Apparently Mariachi music, Spanish verbs, ceiling fans, new surroundings, being bounced up and down in the Baby Bjorn and the addition of two yapping terriers is enough to send a baby into meltdown. But there were smiles soon through the tears and we got through Chapter Three of my Spanish text book with a few breaks for poems from Now We are Six.

Well, that’s Baby taken care of. Then Mom returned, tripped over the sidewalk outside and sprained her ankle. More tears. In retrospect, we should have applied Mariachi music and Winnie the Pooh poems.

Spanish irregular verbs are hard!

Spanish irregular verbs are hard!

But the workbook is tasty.

But the workbook is tasty.

Sometimes the audio exercises can bring you to tears.

Sometimes the audio exercises can bring you to tears.

But Mariachi music can always bring back the smiles.

But Mariachi music can always bring back the smiles.

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