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Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Catchy Ditty: What!?!

I usually try to to talk to my kids when we're driving.  BUT!  I happened to have the radio on the other day.  A catchy song came on that I recognized from American Idol. 

I’d catch a grenade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah, yeah, yeah)

The radio wasn't very loud and I didn't turn it off.

On our way to church this week I heard my 7-year-old, Dani, singing a lovely little ditty.

I'll make a grenade for ya.  I'll take it away from ya.

"That's not how it goes." pipes 5-year-old, Evie.  It's like this,

I take a blade for ya.


And here's where I made my second vital error.  I say, "Enough with that song guys.  Do you even know what a grenade is?"

"Ya, Mom.  It explodes. " says Dani.

I then, unfortunately, attempted to make the song sound more reasonable.  "In the song, he's trying to explain that he would do anything for this girl.  He isn't actually going to take a grenade for her."

This silences my young musicians.  Then, I am relieved to hear Dani begin a new song.

Twinkle, twinkle, little...grenade.

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Year:  Know when to turn my radio (and my mouth) off.

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At April 28, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Jennifer said...

Those little ones here everything we say...or are listening to!

At April 28, 2011 at 8:38 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

Too funny! It's funny but we listen to songs all the time and then once the kids start sining them you think to yourself, "What did that song just say, are they talking about THAT, now how am I going to explain that". Since we listen to a lot of oldies music we have had our fair share of odd converstions and some really funny moments! Thanks for always managing to make me smile and like my job! Happy Thursday!

At April 28, 2011 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Our Crazy Bunch said...

LOL that's funny! Kids hear everything anymore and then they show or tell us just how much they really know.

At April 28, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

LOL ! I'll love how they make up what they "hear". But "twinkle little grenade" takes the cake !!:)

At April 28, 2011 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Diane said...

"Twinkle, Twinkle little grenade." is awesome!!! That is what the real song should have been.

I like and hate the radio. it is nice to have something to drown out the kid noise in the car, but it can be dangerous if anyone is actually hearing the words. We hardly listen to more than the commercials because so many songs ae either annoying or just plain evil.

At April 28, 2011 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Foodie Baby said...

I was amazed when I was older what songs I knoew as a child and didn't really 'get' the lyrics. I guess I'm happy my husband likes country- it's pretty wholesome (mostly)

At April 28, 2011 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

too funny! We usually listen to country, and for the most part there isn't much that makes my ears perk. But sometimes my oldest will sing a song and a word comes up that makes me cringe a little...but I refuse to listen to kid music in my car, at home, ok....but not in the car!

At April 28, 2011 at 1:13 PM , Blogger laughwithusblog said...

Oh this made me laugh! Your kids and my kids would...well, they might just kill each other! ;)

At April 28, 2011 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Cori said...

This is the prime reason we listen to only Christian music :) ha! We have had these memories before.

At April 28, 2011 at 4:00 PM , Blogger Heather said...

Too funny!!! Yep, so glad Miss Mack isn't into pop music! Far fewer things to explain to her! LOL

At April 28, 2011 at 4:04 PM , Blogger The Zany Housewife said...

Note to self- Watch what's on the radio. lol.

My daughter (who is almost two and half) was sitting at the dinner table the other night and dropped her fork. She then replied with gusto, "Oh..CRAP!" Uh yeah...and here I thought I was being good with the language.

Twinkle twinkle little grenade...catchy. They might be on to something.

At April 28, 2011 at 5:35 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

I have learned kids are always listening. Even when you think they are not. The new version of twinkle, twinkle is hilarious. But I hope it doesn't catch on.

At April 28, 2011 at 6:17 PM , Blogger sarajo said...

OMG, that is too funny! My son is all about singing "I'm a Child of God" but changing God into something else, like acorns or winning. Kids these days!

At April 28, 2011 at 10:22 PM , Blogger I Am Not Superwoman said...

LOL...Out of the mouth of babes. I always get a kick out of your posts and love your goals of the year.

At April 29, 2011 at 6:39 AM , Blogger Angela said...

LOL too funny! It's amazing what kids will repeat!

At April 29, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Kristina said...

This is tooooo funny!!! You have your hands full with those two! Love this - thanks for the laugh.

At April 29, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Mrs E said...

oh man...soo funny

At April 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

SOO funny! Yeah, it's disturbing when I start hearing some of the lyrics coming out of my kids' mouths -- turning it off is a good goal for the day for me too. I want to keep them young as long as possible!

At April 29, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Ha! We aren't quite at that point with Peanut, yet, but this is just a reminder that I'll need to be thinking about that sometime soon!

At May 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it!!!

At July 31, 2011 at 12:06 PM , Blogger Danielle said...

Pahahahaha! I love these kinds of mom anecdotes! Gotcha hands full, mama!


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