Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Genius Runs In The Family

On Sunday at church Bo's teacher read the kids a "spin-off" of Green Eggs and Ham. He LOVED. He more than loved it. He became immediately obsessed.

Bo doesn't typically come out and say things like "I LOVED THAT BOOK!" That's more my style. He's like his dad, information comes out more subtly and like little clues. At lunch he said, "Sam I Am's brotho doesn't like chohch at all, I mean, not even a little bit." I asked a few find out questions and figured out where that remark came from. J has a brother named Sam, so I wondered if Bo was being prophetic---but he wasn't.

Later that night Bo came up to me at the computer and said, "You know how we found all the 'How Does a Dinosaur Say Goodnight' books on the internet? Could you help me find all the Green Eggs and Ham books?" Finally I called his teacher and asked what in the world he'd read to Bo that had him so interested. It was just a goofy made-up book someone made for him while he was on his mission.

Last night he brought it over. I showed it to Bo this morning. I said, "This is B's book, he is just letting us look at it for a day or two so we have to take really good care of it and then give it back to him after we've read it a few times."

Bo asks, "Then will he make it into a movie so we can rent it?"

Uhhhh. No.

"Oh, we have to wait for someone else to make it into a movie?"

He's optimistic. And a tiiiiiiiiiiitch addicted to TV.

On the other, totally unrelated hand, I had an epiphany this morning. If you can call it that.

You know how there are some songs with some phrases that just stick in your head. Over decades. Even if you don't even really know that song?

I'm not the only one, right?

Well, Loverboy's "Lovin' Every Minute of It" is one of those songs for me. I know who sings it, and the actual title because of Google. I would have told you it was Aer0smith "Love In An Elevator" as though I actually know that song.

So, I'm wrestling around with the kids and I'm throwing Avee up in the air and Bo across the room and I start to randomly sing.

As I have sung it a thousand times before, "Turn that dial, all the way--shoot me like a rocket in dismay-ay! Lovin' every minute of it..."

My children don't judge me. Much. The laugh and squeal wether they are being thrown around to accurate lyrics or completely nonsensical ones just the same.

Suddenly, while Avee is mid-air and Bo is barrelling back toward me for another launch, I realize, I bet it's not "in dismay"! I bet it's "into space" because rockets tend to go into space a lot more than thay go in dismay.

I am a genius. It only took me about 20 years to figure this out.

25 comments:

Alicia said...

Thanks for the good laugh!

Tori :) said...

That's ok Nobody. I sang "Bald headed woman to meeeeee..." to 'More than a Woman' by the BeeGees for years...

Barnecked Lady said...

Okay I finally remembered the song I sang wrong always the time in highschool. lol. Do you remember that song...Groove is in the heart by DE LITE.......well my version went like this-RUMORS IN THE HAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! Until the day one of my friends corrected me. lol. I still sing it the wrong way. hehehe.

seven said...

I do that all the time... sometimes even after I find out the real words! And I love the way you type out how your son talks. I can hear it in my head, and it makes me smile 'cause it's cute.

MommyJ said...

until um, not so long ago, I thought in the Bonjour song from Beauty and the Beast (am I totally lame for knowing all the words to this anyway?)... I thought when the woman was saying "I need six eggs..." she was saying, "I need success."

No Cool Story said...

This post should have been titled "Gifted Runs in the Family".

No Cool Story said...

"Take my Frodo of the wall
If it just won't sing for you..."

Is not what Jet was saying in "Look What You've Done" :(

S said...

So glad this never has happened to me! Not that a visual at a concert finally clued me in, but I am not telling. I am just going to eat some meatloaf by the pale moon light.

S said...

STOP RIGHT THERE! ARE YOU GONNA LOVE ME? LOVE ME FOREVER? just wanted to get that going.

Anonymous said...

Have you been over to the anonymous mayhem going on at SHG's house? Crazy stuff.

Anonymous said...

Is it pretty easy to tell who's talking when they post one minute apart? I was hoping not!

Anonymous said...

I decided that Avee looks like the Olsen twins when they were babies. Check it out!

Amy said...

That's okay. Bryan thought the lyrics to Gwen Stefani's "Ex Girlfriend" were "Licorice Girlfriend"...like that makes ANY sense.

Eric, Kristi, Mackenna, Charlize & Pierson said...

I'm well known for getting lines of songs wrong and even better the lines of sayings wrong all the time. let's just say I keep my husband laughing all the time.

Traci said...

That Sam I Am.

Maybe Bo will make the movie someday?

I bet Word Girl will come out with an episode where she saves the world by stopping a dismayed rocket. Or at least about people who are dismayed about a rocket. But I bet your kids would still like being thrown around by you better.

Rebecca said...

we all have those song flubs.. mine happened as my friends and I were kick'n it to Vanilla Ice.. yes I know.. Ice Ice baby.. and we were on "A1A .. Detroit ave.. girls were hot wearing less than bikinis.." in Detroit.. we were litterally on A1A.. BEACH FRONT AVE.. nice.. it took me a almost 20 years to figure that one out not Detroit, but Beach Front..and with a captive audience.. not cute!!!

Emily said...

Ha Ha! What a laugh. . .
I just barely learned that it's "and so my needs are great" instead of "and so my knees are grey" which I always thought came from praying for a really really long time.

Big Jay said...

Conversation:
J: Hey Ang, trying to join in and comment on your blog. Can you think of a song where I flub the words?

Ang: Every song. You don't know all the words to any song.

Big Jay said...

Oh, and Rebecca - I hear you on ice ice baby. A1A Detroit Avenue, and basically every other section of the song since I was 12. But I still like listening to it anyway.

glittersmama said...

um, yeah, I'm a loser like that. I never know the right words. Jimmy Buffet's "Margaritaville"..."shaker of salt" used to be "shiggerasaw" See. I told you.

No Cool Story said...

"Ang: Every song. You don't know all the words to any song."

Zing!! ;)
Ah, that Nobody got you J.

sarah said...

please write a post about you wanting to change a name

Carrot Jello said...

I'm sure rockets feel dismayed. In fact, I'm sure of it.

Sketchy said...

Once I decided I was just going to stick with my words because I liked them better. They were more evocative.

Sketchy said...

PS: maybe you could just photocopy the Primary teacher's book and then print Bo out his own copy.