The Andersons were recruited to sing a song for the Christmas sacrament meeting program on Sunday. We were assigned "There Was Starlight on the Hillside," a Primary song that I had never heard, but which ended up being quite lovely. The plan was for all of us to come up to the pulpit and sing, with the girls standing in front, just seen over the top of that podium barrier (do you know what I'm talking about?), maybe singing, maybe not. However, once up in front of the congregation, Olivia begged to be held by Annie. And then Mimi needed to be held, too. Annie was trying to not create a scene, so she attempted to pick up Mimi as well, but that was not going to work, so I took her. (This isn't making sense, but I'm trying to set the scene.)
I was also the choir pianist, and a little bit stressed about not making any mistakes, and keeping the songs in the right order. (A futile worry, since immediately after our family song, I played the entire introduction to the wrong song, and had to start over. So embarrassing.) Anyway, so I picked Mimi up and started to sing. She started singing the first few words, but then she had questions. She tried, ever so reverently, to whisper those questions in my ear, but I ignored her and kept singing. So, she became more agressive. She grabbed my face and pulled it to her. I pulled my face back. Finally, she used both hands to grab my cheeks and make me face her. Then she said (normal volume, in front of the microphone) "Who IS Bethlehem?" I started to giggle.
I hope we won't be asked to sing again.