Monday, March 25, 2013

The Sweet Cheeks Show

People have asked me for
While she is away this week
I wanted to post one special
little story that I had written
down 3 years ago so I would
remember it.

It is an older story that
I documented for our family
but have not shared here.
It is one of the highlights
of SweetCheeks 
acting career.

She got this outfit for Christmas
and the flamboyant style
well suits her personality.
Sorry for the poor quality picture
this was BB (before blogging)
Here, for your reading pleasure,
is her "show"
First, she makes everyone take a seat.
We have to leave spaces for her
nvinclible invisible friends.
They get the primo seats
for some strange reason.

The ticket collector 
SweetCheeks takes our tickets
and tells us to 
"fahsten yoah seatbehlts".
I guess this is a show AND an
amusement park ride combined.
This is a one man child show here.

Wadies & Guntlesmuns.
Wewcum to da shohw.
Now I gonna dance and sing opuhrah.

I can't wait.  I am already laughing.
MyHero has that "Oh-No-Not-Again" look.
Buck up buddy-this will be over before
you know it. 
Jowly Ohld Santa Nicklus 
floats toward us.
I am suffused with laughter.
The show comes to a screeching halt.
Thisss is NOHT a funnhy show, Nana,
stohp laffing.
Now-stahy in yoah seats and I gonna
hafta starht all ovehr again.
Papa-Isss youhr seat-behlt still
Noh-Isss noht!  (big sigh)
Fahssen it up pleahse!
Papa scrambles to fasten his
seat belt while SweetCheeks
watches to make sure he
does it right.
I, meanwhile, am getting the
stink eye for continuing to laugh.
I squelch my laughter.
Dramatic sigh and arm across the brow
and the show resumes.

MyHero whispers out of the side of his mouth.
I can't wait for the intermission.
SweetCheeks glares and makes one more
Whew- Shoulda asked
for balcony seating.

That was the day I think 
we knew what high entertainment
she was going to be in our lives. And where was that darned
video recorder when we needed it?

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Sonny G said...

one day we'll all be cheering her on when she's up for an Academy Award~!

what a cutie patootie she is

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

This is such a sweet story. It started my day with a smile. Thanks for sharing...Connie

Anonymous said...

what a darling!She's a star!

Unknown said...

Destined for stardom absolutely! It's kind of fun that she doesn't know how famous she is already. I agree with Sonny, can I be your date for the awards
show. LOL

vivian said...

what a little charmer! great story! Your sweet cheeks sounds like a lot of laughs!
have a great week!

Stephanie said...

Oh my, what spunk and personality! I can just picture the show :) Too cute!

Have a wonderful Monday!


Lucille said...

Thanks for the laugh, Diana! She's quite special. I would have been doubled over.

Cranberry Morning said...

Priceless, even without a video recording! And I'm glad you shared it with us. :-)

Susie said...

Diana, I love this story. I know how hard it is to "not" laugh when being entertained by I hope all your little sweethearts are having a fun break. I love the pose in in SC picture. xoxo,Susie

Laura said...

Oh wow!! I love the whole buckle your seatbelt part!! She is a real little character!!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

My cousin and I used to put on plays for our parents. We wrote scripts, but didn't have much in the way of costumes. We also developed dance routines to my aunt's old 45 records. "Sugar Time" was a biggie.

Patty Patterson said...

Kids are some of the most entertaining people in the world. And SweetCheeks really should have her own show. She's a natural!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, I can just picture this, Diana! I would have been cracking up, too.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Glad you have a picture, sometimes they do say a thousand words!

Beth said...

What a great time to remember. The picture is so cute. I can just imagine the concert. :-)

Karen said...

Well I happen to love that picture, says 1000 words!

Trisha said...

I am sitting here reading this and laughing out loud with you...what a character!


Jettie said...

What was the charge for this show, since you were not allowed to laugh.

Shelia said...

Yay Sweetchecks! I love these little stories. She is just a hoot and I know how much joy she brings to your lives. :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

20 North Ora said...

How precious! She is definitely destined for show business!


Nellie said...

Absolutely precious, Nana! How can you help but love this one to pieces?!?

xo Nellie

Gail said...

She is just too cute for words and the stories you have to tell are just priceless!! Thanks for making me always smile and/or laugh out loud. Enjoy your day, Gail

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh so cute!!! I can just see the look you get when you laugh. Now, keep that video recorder handy so you don't miss another stellar performance!


Ron said...

I can always count on you for a good laugh. LOL. She is such a cutie pie! xo

Ruth Kelly said...

Oh memories your precious little ones brings with laughter and joy.

Uniquely Ella said...

What a blessing is that cutie pie. For sure you need to record all these precious moments. To me, kids are the cutest and can do no wrong. You can so tell I don't have children. Love her little purse and NO TALKING, OMG. Enjoy every moment.

Tete said...

LOL- I hope you guys still have your seatbelts on, cuz that little chickie is just getting started. What a life she is going to lead, and you are lucky to have front row seats.

andy said...

Lol that's a great story !!!

Dewena said...

I can just see your hero. The things they do for their little girls! Nanas, on the other hand, are ready for every performance, holding them in their hearts forever.

And that, my friend, is what makes happy, confident little granddaughters.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Diana we're going to see Sweet Checks on tv one day...I just know it!! Great story!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, What a special SC story. I know we will see her name in lights one day. What a cutie and so creative.

I have so missed you while taking time to be with my family. They left today and I am exhausted!!

Have a great Easter week.

Anonymous said...

She's one in a million and cute as a button!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

SO CUTE! my goodness she is F-U-N-N-Y

Sue said...

My kids and my sister's kids used to put on a "play" every Christmas. They would plan for hours and then instruct us all what we had to do. I think our reaction was similar...laughter and "when will this be over"! Now though, I miss those innocent days.

Pura Vida said...

so precious!!!

Anne said...

So cute Diana! Oh if you only had that on video!

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Di,
See that Art Linkletter show, Kids say the darnest things would still be funny! Except kids today may use some words that weren't allowed in our day! Ha, love the buckle your seat belt!

Gina said...

I'm happy to know that Sweet Cheeks was always a character, even when she was younger than she is now. What's wrong with you, Nana? Don't you know you're not allowed to laugh at the show? ;D

Pam Kessler said...

How cute. I thought maybe she was going to sing Oprah, then I didn't remember Oprah singing. Opera makes much more sense. Opera is very serious stuff you know.

This N That said...

So are so good at writing things to make them read as she says it..Adorable post..

momto8 said...

how fun!!! you are lucky to have these memories.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

She is a hoot! Looks like she's going to be the belle of the ball! For some kids, the world is their oyster, isn't it wonderful! I have a niece like her, she's a blast & now she's now a college graduate headed to medical school!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

She is the best entertainment ever!

Junkchiccottage said...

This made me smile. How cute. Loved this post.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

LOL! My kids used to love to put on shows, especially when my parents were around! Such fun! Hugs, Leena

Preppy Empty Nester said...

More stories!!!! Love sweetcheeks stories and how you write them. Always smile.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a glad you have a good memory and document. She's gonna love you to pieces one day for all the memories!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a glad you have a good memory and document. She's gonna love you to pieces one day for all the memories!

Janet said...

This is such a cute story! She certainly has an adorable personality!

Unknown said...

Sooooo cute Diana lol...........
I can just picture you laughing inappropriately lol

Little Miss Maggie said...

Too bad you didn't video record her performance. It would be fun to play later on for her.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Poor little actress with hecklers for an audience! Luckily, she knew how to handle them and make them follow the RULES.

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

How could you NOT be tickled?? You guys are such good sports, and these are the best memories.


Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

She is a doll! Someday you will be able to entertain her with all these sweet little stories! So precious! xx

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Diana! I just love your dahhhhlin little grandbaby girl! She's adorable and so funny (sorry little one...I don't want to get the stinkeye, too)!
Thanks so much for giving me a Grammy Chuckle!
Carolynn xoxo

Rick Watson said...

What a hoot :)

jessica said...

Ahahaha!!! What a cutie pie! Love the little ones :)

Savannah Granny said...

Too funny, why am I not surprised at Sweet Cheeks early talent.