Monday, October 13, 2008

There's A Hole In Someone's Brain, Dear Liza, Dear Liza

I'm kind of bad about letting my kids listen to kids music in the car. I like to listen to my own music. Which is why pretty much all three of them know the entire soundtrack to Wicked, by heart. Cute is hearing a 5 year old boy say, "Loathing. Unadultuhwated loathing!" or a 3 year old girl say, "No wizzohd that theyah is o' was is evoh gonna bwing me DOOOOOWN!!!"

I decided to change my ways and bought a "Silly" Cd for $7. We've been listening to it for a week. The kids' favorite so far is a totally, well---silly---song about milk.

And on this CD is the classic, "There's A Hole In The Bucket". I remember learning it in music class in elementary school. I remember wondering then, what the heck the point of the song was.

Then hearing it again on my kids' CD, I still wondered.

One of the many perks of being married to J---he's finally answered the question.

He calls it the Passive Agressive Anthem.

And that just makes so much sense.

On a drive home the other day, he blasted it, after dedicating it to every unhealthy passive aggressive relationship out there. He's a regular Delilah.

Of course, it can't just rest there. If it's stuck in J's head---it has to be stuck in everyone's head.

So, as we were putting the kids to bed, he started his own version of the song. Bo thought it was the funniest thing he'd ever heard, laughing hysterically, and quickly catching on and chiming in.

So, without further ado, I give you, J and Bo's version of "There's A Hole In The Bucket"

J: I can't get a job dear daddy, dear daddy, dear daddy, I can't get a job dear daddy, a job.
B: Go to college deaw son, deaw son, deaw son, go to college deaw son, deaw son, to college!
J: With what shall I fill out my application dear daddy, dear daddy....
B: With a pencil deaw son, deaw son...
J: My pencil's not sharp dear daddy, dear daddy
B: Use a computoh deaw son, deaw son....
J: I don't have microsoft office dear daddy...

At which point Bo breaks down into a fit of giggles. And then spends the entire rest of the weekend singing, "I don't have micwosoft office, deaw daddy, deaw daddy...."

Pretty much every conversation they've had for the last two days has been their own version of the song.

Someone help me.

21 comments:

Rebecca said...

love and I am first!!!

Charlotte said...

I would have helped you, but now you have the song stuck in my head, too. So no help for you!

Rebecca said...

see I meant to say love it.. but in a panic to be first, I cut myself short!! I heard a webcast once where the wife would always respond well fix it dear liza.. when ever her husband asked her a dumb question!! I do however love your boys version of it.. micwosoft office.. ha ha!!!

Rebecca said...

yeah its suck in my head now too!!

Barnecked Lady said...

omgosh I haven't heard that song in a long time. SO many memories. I remember my Grandpa singing it to me, that and how much is that doggie in the window ruff ruff! lol.

Sarah Tilley said...

i only remember the "my bucket's got a hole in it song" by hank williams.

Beckie said...

oh how sweet! And now thanks to you and J, it is offically stuck in my head.

Cindy said...

I remember working at a daycare in iowa city and that was on a book/tape and the kids loved it. Everyday during circle time we had to read and listen to that song and I always thought, If I have to listen to that song one more time I just might shoot myself. Well, I heard it again and again. So, i feel your pain!

The Howertons said...

I guess I have had the pleasure of never hearing this song. So its not stuck in my head.


But really what I wanted to say was - at least you didn't waste any calories on Non-Chocolate stuff and btw, the brownies were GOOOOOOOOD! :)

Whose laughing now funny girl...

NOBODY!

Klin said...

I had my kids listen to my music, too. They are all well versed in the 80's rock. They don't know that Loverboy or Def Leppard are oldies. They just love 'em.

I'll be singing about holes in buckets and not having micwosoft office for the next week, Just to give them a change, you know.

MommyJ said...

My kids think every song ever sung by anyone is always Clay Aiken. "Mommy, is that Clay Aiken? What about that one? Is this Clay?" I really do listen to lots of music besides him... but he's the one they remember.

Now I'm gonna go tell Aunt Rhodie the old gray goose is dead... do you remember that one?

Big Jay said...

I don't know what the deal is. But I'm not getting your updates on bloglines either. Maybe you could like, fix that or something...

How do you fix it you ask? Try calling tech support.

Oh, the phone is on the other side of the room? Try getting off the couch and grabbing the phone.

Oh, you don't have the number?

Man I love this passive agressive game. Seriously -- this is like 25% of my employees all. the. time.

Code Yellow Mom said...

Ugh. We have (had) that CD. It mysteriously got lost in our move. I hope. It's one of the most questionable $7 I've ever spent.

With my cataloni and even macaroni...

Mr. Cleeeeaaannnn.

Yep. Silly is the nicest word to describe it.

I just had this epiphany the other day that I NEVER listen to my own music in the car (or anywhere) anymore. As soon as I have a car again, that's going to change. Just so you know. :)

P.S. Passive Aggressive Anthem is good, quality hilarious. (Have you read the passive aggressive notes blog, Big Jay? You really gotta.)

Tori :) said...

I remember that song off Sesame Street. Wow- I think J may be on to something here...
I would like to hear a republican version and a democratic version. Tell J to get on that.

Sketchy said...

Can I just say I LOVE that your 5 year old knows the answers for how to get into college.

I mean really, your momma must go to college.

Millie said...

I have a theory about mothers who never listen to anything but their kids' music.

They're all insane.

ucmama said...

I have to stop myse- I mean, my kids from changing the words to hymns...

Physcokity said...

I love your kids! This is hilarious!

Tori :) said...

ucmama's comment just reminded me that my sister and I made up a spaz version of "Put your shoulder to the wheel" when we were like 10 and 12. I still can't help think the silly thing when we sing that song.
"Put the elbow to the tire, pull it back.
Do your duty with a jar full of molasses..."

omar said...

So Bo freestyles, eh? It's close, but it's not quite the running man. But it is really close. You sure he didn't do any beatboxing while J was singing?

No Cool Story said...

If we could get you to walk around with a camcorder strapped to you head...

And then if we could get you to watch all the Star Wars movies...