Friday, May 15, 2009

Live and Learn

Yesterday, I was feeling a little frisky and decided to play some extra jumpy music for Luke during baby Paul's nap. It was rainy and cold, and we needed to take a break and dance around. Luke, not entertained by the Mandy Moore I was playing (I like to dance to the song 'Candy', I mean, come on, don't you?), started asking for different music.

All of sudden an idea came to me that, looking back, should have stayed an idea. I ran down to our office (aka, dumping ground) and pulled out Mark and my CD's, covered in dust and thrown in a pile ever since the birth of our sacred iPod. I shuffled through the CD's and laughed at the ones that didn't make the iPod cut, not worthy of a slice of my 80 gigabytes. Of these CD's was the one I was looking for, Jock Jams, my very first cd.

From there things went from bad to worse. I put on track 11, Luke grinned and started spinning in circle like a crazyman while screaming "Africa! Madagascar Song!" at the top of his lungs. The song was none other than "I like to move it, move it," which, I came to realize after Luke started singing the lyrics"shake that body nice and sweet and sexy," wasn't appropriate beyond the edited version played in the Madagascar movie.

After a gasp and beeline for the stop button, I remembered a different song on my classic cd that I thought Luke would enjoy. As soon as Luke heard the "Choo Choo," he was sold. He grabbed his Thomas the Train off the floor and "Chugga Chugga-ed," through the house and had me repeat "C'mon Ride the Train," for the next hour. Nothing like some Quad City DJ's to give you a migraine on a Thursday morning.

With anther nippy day we're braving the indoors again, with a full dose of Jock Jams to keep us energized. While it's a break from "Wheels on the Bus," I can't help but think I'm back in the seventh grade again.


Anonymous said...

You were afraid of The Chipmunks, but brave enough to play music that would give you flashbacks to those terrible Jr. High dances? ;-)

Mallory said...

It wasn't so much that I was brave, but that I was dumb. I've hidden the evidence and hope that he'll forget all about it...

Maybe you should just give me a sample of the Chipmunks, only if you promise me that it's not actual chipmunks singing. Luke got a Kids Bop CD in his Happy Meal last week, and I managed to get that one in the trash after a day!