Wednesday, July 18, 2007


The Big Kid and I have totally been belting this song out at the top of our lungs lately. I wish I was technically advanced enough to show you a video of him singing this passionately, maybe one day. We'll put it on my neverending to-do list.

He's also a huDge Johnny Cash fan, we know tons of his songs but to hear him shout out, "I shot a man in Reno...just to watch him diiiiiiiiie" is pretty freaking funny. I know, totally inappropriate, I didn't plan it that way. He has good taste in music, what can I do?

I have come to realize that our family favorite "Circle, circle, dot, dot" by Jamie Kennedy is WILDLY inappropriate, but once again, oh-so-fun.

He loves to rock out to Dropkick Murphys like the kick ass Irish boy that he is, but I don't belt it out (it's more of a Mr. Ashley thing) and I'm too lazy to go find it, so just picture the Big Kid head banging to "Your Spirit's Alive".

He hums Bob Marley's "Buffalo Soldier" ALL THE TIME. I mean so much I got sick of it for a while, but still pretty damn cute.

And of course the often sung, and oh-so-relevant, Hard Knock Life (The Annie version, not the gangsta rap version, I'm not that inappropriate):

The little kid is really fond of that one.

So if you ever look over in traffic and see some crazy lady and her kid singing like they're on stage for all the world to see...there's a good chance it's us. And even a better chance it is one of those songs. Just pray our windows are up because I have more desire than talent in the singing department.


Mel said...

My daughter is obsessed with U2. I must admit it is refreshing to be able to listen to adult music again. Would love to see video of Big Kid singing Johnny Cash. How cute has THAT got to be???

Ms. Skywalker said...

I'm not understanding the issue with the Gangsta version of Hard Knock Life.

"From the dope spot, with the smoke Glock
fleein the murder scene, you know me well
from nightmares of a lonely cell, my only hell
But since when y'all niggaz know me to fail? Fuck naw

I'm just totally not seeing the issue.

At all.

clemsongirlandthecoach said...

Totally on board with the slightly inappropriate songs, we have been a Bruce Springsteen home from birth. Also, the minis love them some Nelly Furtado and Pussy Cat Dolls...hey at least we're Barney-free!


Renee said...

John knows all the words to Three Wooden Crosses and will serenade you on demand. "A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher...." When he asked me what a hooker is, I told him it's a woman who has made bad choices in her life.

Unknown said...

me me me is The Renee who is sitting on my couch right now on her laptop, reading and commenting on my blog. Oh, the playdates of internet addicts!

Monogram Momma said...

Mini #1 loves to belt out "Sweet Home Alabama" and is especially enthusiastic in the first 2 bars of the song where he yells to "Turn it up" with Lynard Skynard. But I can't leave out the classic "Devil Went Down to Georgia" that we are working on as well. Especially the part at the end where he yells "I've told you once you Son of a b****, I'm the best there's ever been!" I fear I will be hearing that when he brings home his first kindergarten report card and he's got all A's.

Unfortunately, nothing rhymes with that line but I'm still working on a substitution.

Olivia: (mostly) Happy Homemaker said...

OMG Ashley! My one year old's favorite song right now is Johnny Cash's 'Cocaine Blues'! Hubby's influence, of course- the song, not the drug.